Murfreesboro, TN (PRWEB) July 07, 2014
As a Murfreesboro, TN periodontist, Dr. Steven Daniel now performs the LANAP® protocol to treat periodontitis, also known as gum disease. This treatment is an FDA cleared procedure that uses a laser instead of a scalpel so that patients experience less pain and are quickly back to work and enjoying their normal activities.
Periodontitis is caused by an accumulation of harmful oral bacteria. These bacteria reside beneath the gum line and cause inflammation. This inflammation results in the destruction of supporting jaw bone. When it comes to developing gum disease, some people are more at risk than others. Poor oral hygiene is the most common cause, but genetics, tobacco use, and hormonal fluctuations may also be major factors. Regular dental visits help catch gum disease in its early stages, sometimes before patients even notice symptoms, such as receding gums. Once the gums begin swelling, bleeding, and receding from the roots of the teeth it is often too late for noninvasive cleaning and prevention. At this point a bone-level infection is present. Some form of surgery to both eliminate the infection and repair the damage caused by the infection is needed. This level of infection also presents a risk to the overall health of the patient.
LANAP offers a less invasive means of eliminating this infection and repairing the damage that has occurred. Conventional regenerative therapy, gently and carefully done, is still a useful tool. Dr. Daniel offers a full range of surgical techniques to allow his patients to regain and then maintain their teeth and good oral health for life. Dr. Daniel will always use the least invasive means possible to successfully treat his patients.
Dr. Daniel is one of few Murfreesboro, TN periodontists qualified to offer the minimally invasive LANAP® protocol to patients. Using the PerioLase® MVP-7™ laser, Dr. Daniel can target bacteria below the gum line without cutting into the gums. The laser does not harm surrounding gum tissue, and helps to regenerate bone, so gums heal more quickly and are more likely to reattach to the teeth at proper levels.
Patients who would like to learn more about the LANAP® protocol or schedule a gum disease screening with a Murfreesboro, TN periodontist can visit Dr. Daniel’s website or call his office directly.
About the Doctor
Periodontics & Implant Dentistry is a periodontal practice providing personalized dental care for patients in Murfreesboro, TN. Dr. Steven Daniel received his Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University of Tennessee School of Dentistry and was awarded a Certificate in Periodontics by UT and the VA Hospital after two years of specialty training. Dr. Gaydos-Daniel received her B.S. degree from Purdue University, West Lafayette. She earned her doctorate from Marquette University School of Dentistry and completed her General Practice Residency at Lakeside Veterans Hospital in Chicago. The Indian University School of Dentistry certified her in Periodontology. She joined her husband at his practice in 2011 where they offer the LANAP® protocol, the first FDA-cleared laser procedure for gum disease and periodontal treatment. For more information on the dental services available at Periodontics & Implant Dentistry, please visit http://www.middletennesseeperio.com and call 615-200-1199.