Melville, NY (PRWEB) July 09, 2014
Dr. Jeffrey Kopman now offers the LANAP® procedure as an alternative to conventional gum surgery for people suffering from periodontal disease. Patients who visit Dr. Kopman for this dental laser surgery in Melville, NY enjoy several benefits, including reduced pain, minimal bleeding, and shorter healing times. The procedure can also reduce the risk of patients developing various health problems associated with gum disease, including tooth loss, bone density decreases, and systemic illnesses.
Laser gum surgery is minimally invasive and offers patients many benefits. Dr. Kopman does not have to make any cuts or remove any healthy tissue during the procedure. Since more tissue is left in place to protect teeth, patients are less likely to lose teeth to infections or other complications. The laser that Dr. Kopman uses, the PerioLase® MVP-7™, sterilizes the surgical site, lowering the risk of complications such as infections. Unlike other periodontal disease treatments, laser surgery has a stimulating effect on the alveolar bone, which is the bone that holds the teeth in place. The bone regeneration that the LANAP® procedure stimulates can help damaged teeth attach more securely to the bone, further reducing the risk of tooth loss.
To perform laser gum surgery, Dr. Kopman starts with an evaluation of the patient’s gum pocket depths. He then uses the PerioLase® MVP-7™, which is exclusively absorbed by the bacteria and diseased tissue, to treat periodontal disease. Next, Dr. Kopman uses a small ultrasonic tool to remove any calculus deposited below the gum line. He finishes the procedure by using the PerioLase® MVP-7™ a second time, to stimulate blood clot formation and alveolar bone regeneration. After having dental laser surgery in Melville, NY, many of Dr. Kopman’s patients experience minimal side effects and return to normal activities the following day.
In addition to improving oral health, the LANAP® protocol may help patients better their overall health. Research has linked periodontal disease to numerous adverse health effects, including a heightened risk of stroke, heart disease, pancreatic cancer, diabetes, and premature births in pregnant women. The sooner patients seek treatment for gum disease, the lower their risk of developing complications. Anyone who needs treatment for periodontal disease is encouraged to schedule a consultation for dental laser surgery in Melville, NY by calling Dr. Kopman’s office or requesting an appointment through his website.
About the Doctor
Kopman Periodontics and Implant Dentistry is a periodontal practice offering personalized dental care for patients in Melville, NY since 1970. Dr. Jeffery Kopman received his D.D.S. from the State University of New York, Buffalo School of Dental Medicine. He then received a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study in Periodontology and a Master of Medical Sciences in Oral Biology from the Harvard School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Kopman was also a finalist in the Baliant Orban Research Competition for his research on the effect of diabetes on wound healing around dental implants, and received the Gerald M. Kramer Scholarship for excellence from the Academy of Periodontology. Dr. Kopman belongs to the one percent of dental professionals currently providing the Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure, LANAP® Protocol, the first FDA-cleared laser procedure for gum disease and periodontal treatment. To learn more about Kopman Periodontics and Implant Dentistry and their dental services visit their website at http://www.liperioimplants.com/ or call (631) 485-5041.