Savannah, GA (PRWEB) June 23, 2014
Dr. Justin Bordlemay now accepts patients from Savannah, GA who need treatment for periodontal disease and are seeking a laser gum surgery alternative. The LANAP® protocol is minimally invasive and highly effective in treating gum disease. The procedure appeals to many patients because it reduces bleeding, pain, and even healing time while still offering the health benefits that come with other treatments.
LANAP® treatment uses a special laser, rather than surgical tools, to remove diseased tissue. The PerioLase® MVP-7™, which has been cleared by the FDA, operates at a wavelength that does not affect healthy tissue. This allows Dr. Bordlemay to destroy bacteria and remove diseased tissue without making any cuts or otherwise damaging healthy gum tissue. Dr. Bordlemay begins the procedure by measuring how deep the patient’s gum pockets are. After removing the diseased tissue, he cleans the teeth below the gum line with an ultrasonic scaler. Then, he uses the laser a second time, to form a blood clot that seals in the surgical site. This secondary laser pulse also stimulates bone regeneration, which can help secure loose teeth.
Dr. Bordlemay may recommend LANAP® treatment to patients who are suffering from symptoms of periodontal disease such as gum recession or bone loss. LANAP® treatment preserves healthy tissue and poses a low risk of infections. The LANAP® protocol may also appeal to people who worry about the risks or side effects of more invasive procedures. After undergoing laser gum surgery, Dr. Bordlemay’s patients usually experience little bleeding or pain. Many patients can even resume their normal activities the same day.
Dr. Bordlemay advises patients to take the health risks of periodontal disease seriously. Advanced periodontal disease can result in tissue damage, loose tooth, and bone loss. Research even indicates gum disease can have detrimental effects on overall health, raising the risk of illnesses such as stroke and pancreatic cancer. People who pursue treatment for gum disease early may mitigate many of these risks. People experiencing changes in gum health, such as bleeding, pain, and inflammation are encouraged to call Dr. Bordlemay’s office to set up a consultation about laser gum surgery for Savannah, GA residents.
About the Doctor
Coastal Empire Periodontics is a periodontal practice providing personalized dental care for patients in Richmond Hill, GA. Dr. Justin Bordlemay received his DMD from the University of Pittsburgh in 2001. After dental school, Dr. Bordlemay served in the United States army as a general dentist for two years prior to entering into specialty training. In 2006, he received his certificate in periodontology from the Army Periodontics residency located at Fort Gordon, GA. Dr. Bordlemay is proud to bring state-of-the-art dental technology to his patients, including the Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP®). Only one percent of dental professionals in the country currently offer LANAP®, the first FDA-cleared laser procedure for gum disease and periodontal treatment. To learn more about the dental services available at please visit http://www.coastalempireperiodontics.com or call 912-225-5788.