Frankfort, KY (PRWEB) July 08, 2014
Those in need of a periodontist near Frankfort, KY, can now turn to Dr. Reid Nelson and Dr. Doug Lowy for help. Drs. Nelson and Lowy offer the Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST™) as an advanced treatment for receding gums. It has high success rates and minimizes the side effects expected from traditional gum surgery. Both periodontists make it a goal to do more than improve gum recession—they want to help patients reduce their risk of future problems, so they discuss contributing factors with patients, and make recommendations on ways to minimize risk.
PST™ is the latest in surgical techniques to treat receding gums. It is minimally-invasive, and usually involves only slight discomfort and swelling. After Drs. Nelson and Lowy give their patients local anesthetic, they create a small hole in the gums above areas of recession. Using specialized instruments, they gently detach the gums from the tooth, and then move them into a better position. Minor discomfort and slight puffiness of the gums are to be expected, but these side effects are generally not enough to cause patients to change their daily schedules. PST™ is highly successful, and it is an important part of this periodontal practice near Frankfort, KY.
Many factors contribute to receding gums, and some are unavoidable, such as age and hormone levels. However, other important factors are addressable, such as smoking, aggressive brushing, and neglecting to floss. Drs. Nelson and Lowy enjoy helping patients recover their healthy gum levels, but they do not feel that alone is enough. They make it a point to help patients avoid future problems. Based on unique diagnoses, they discuss the reasons for recession with their patients. With proper care and guidance, many patients resolve some of their contributing factors so the problem does not return.
Those interested in learning more about PST™, or who would like more information about a periodontist near Frankfort, KY, should either visit the website of Drs. Nelson and Lowy, or call their office. Both periodontists are happy to answer questions and meet with new patients.
About the Doctors
Nelson & Lowy, PSC is a periodontal practice offering personalized dental care for patients in Louisville, KY. The practice is led by Dr. Reid Nelson and Dr. Doug Lowy. Dr. Nelson received his DMD at the University Of Louisville School Of Dentistry, and became a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology after studying periodontology at the Medical College of Virginia. Dr. Nelson is currently involved in the Department of Veterans Affairs, and is a member of many professional organizations such as the American Academy of Periodontology and the Academy of Osseointegration. He lectures at the University Of Louisville School Of Dentistry for both graduate and undergraduate levels. Dr. Lowy received his B.A. in Earth Science and Mathematics from Newark State College and his M.A. in Clinical Psychology from Morehead State University. He completed his dentistry training at University of Louisville and his Periodontal Certificate from the University of Connecticut. Dr. Lowy is an assistant professor of periodontics at the University of Louisville and is course director of a hands-on periodontal course for sophomore dental students. Both doctors are certified to offer advanced treatments such as the LANAP® protocol and the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique™. To learn more about Nelson & Lowy, PSC and their dental services visit their website at http://www.louisvilleperio.com and call (502) 653-8185.