With the LANAP laser treatment our patients are more comfortable having needed treatment for periodontal disease
Wayne, NJ (PRWEB) May 14, 2014
“Over 100 million adults in the U.S. have moderate to severe gum disease, but less than 3% receive conventional surgical treatment in a given year,” says dentist Dr. Bruce Fine. “Fortunately, traditional surgery for gum disease is no longer necessary with the availability of a minimally invasive laser procedure called the LANAP treatment. LANAP stands for “Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure”.
“The standard surgical treatment for periodontal disease has meant multiple visits to the dentist with invasive surgery, cutting and stitches,” says Dr. Fine. “Many patients simply avoided having the surgery, which is not only detrimental for their teeth, but potentially dangerous for their health."
“The LANAP treatment, using the Periolase™ laser, takes dentistry out of the primitive era of cutting and sewing,” says Dr. Fine. “Periodontal disease can be treated in just two office visits with no scalpels or stitches.”
“According to the American Academy of Periodontology, research shows that periodontal disease is associated with several other diseases and other serious health issues, including strokes,” says Dr. Fine. “When plaque is not cleaned from the teeth regularly, bacteria in the plaque can cause irritation of the gums. This condition, called gingivitis, can lead to the development of periodontitis, which is a much more serious disease that causes formation of periodontal ‘pockets’ that separate the teeth from the gums and supporting bone. The infection can worsen, causing the infected pockets to deepen and promote tooth and bone loss. Periodontal disease can significantly damage a person’s dental and medical health,” he says.
“To effectively treat gum disease, the dentist must eliminate the infection and close the periodontal pockets,” says Dr. Fine. “Traditional surgery requires cutting the gums open and cleaning out the disease and possibly recontouring the bone. Stitches are then used to close the treated areas. With LANAP, we can remove and destroy the bacteria in the gum pockets while preserving healthy tissue, which can reattach to the root surfaces,” says Dr. Fine.
For more information, visit http://www.finedentalcare.com or call (973) 646-4935.
Dr. Bruce Fine is a general dentist in Wayne, NJ who has been in practice over 28 years. Dr. Fine attended Muhlenberg College for his undergraduate education and continued on to Georgetown University School of Dentistry where he earned his Doctorate of Dental Surgery and taught as a clinical instructor after graduation.