New York, NY (PRWEB) June 12, 2014
Patients facing gum disease and potential tooth or bone loss can benefit from receiving a new laser procedure from New York, NY periodontist Dr. Marc Levine. The Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP®) is a gum surgery alternative that spares patients from some of the undesirable effects of traditional periodontal surgery while still effectively removing gum disease.
LANAP®, which is the only FDA-cleared laser gum surgery treatment, uses a laser that only targets gum disease, leaving healthy teeth and gum tissue intact. This can be advantageous for patients who already have receding gums or for patients who are close to losing teeth due to gum disease. The procedure does not involve cutting or stitching, so patients usually experience minimal pain and have a short recovery time. However, LANAP® has benefits that extend beyond the initial procedure.
This gum surgery alternative can save teeth that traditional periodontal surgery might not have been able to treat. Furthermore, the laser that Dr. Levine uses during the procedure, the Periolase MVP-7, stimulates the bone, which can help limit future tooth and bone loss. Lack of bone stimulation often leads to resorption, in which the bone essentially stops growing or maintaining itself. This effect can be seen in patients who have lost their teeth and received dentures. As more of the jawbone is lost, the patient's mouth and facial structure change shape.
Dr. Levine offers this laser procedure to New York, NY area patients at both of his offices in Hewlett and Manhattan, in conjunction with other procedures to help them maintain good oral health. Patients interested in learning more about how LANAP® can treat gum disease, save teeth and prevent bone loss can call Dr. Levine’s office or visit his website at http://www.marclevineperio.com.
About the Doctor:
Dr. Marc C. Levine is a periodontist offering personalized dental care for patients in Long Island and Manhattan, NY. Dr. Levine received his undergraduate degree from Cornell University. He earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from New York University College of Dentistry. His Specialty Certificate in Periodontics was earned at the University Of Connecticut School Of Dental Medicine. Dr. Levine belongs to the one percent of dental professionals currently providing the Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP®), the first FDA-cleared laser procedure for gum disease and periodontal treatment. To learn more about Dr. Levine and his dental services visit his website at http://www.marclevineperio.com and call (516) 284-4210.