Lebanon, NH (PRWEB) July 10, 2014
Periodontist, Dr. Austin Wang now helps local residents from Lebanon, NH improve their oral health with advanced treatment for periodontal disease. This oral disease affects the gum and bone surrounding the teeth. Dr. Wang now uses laser gum surgery, known as the LANAP® protocol, to combat the disease. This groundbreaking, minimally invasive laser surgery removes bacteria and diseased tissue and stimulates the regrowth of healthy gums and bone. In time, the bone loss involved in periodontal disease regenerates, and teeth may become as firm as they were prior to the disease.
The LANAP® protocol uses a laser called the PerioLase® MVP-7™, which differentiates between healthy and diseased tissue. Periodontal disease starts in the gums and progresses along the roots of teeth, affecting the bone as it works its way deeper. In order to access the disease, Dr. Wang inserts his laser into the resulting pockets along the roots, without the need for cutting or stitches. After removing the diseased tissue and tartar accumulation on the root surfaces, he uses the laser to stimulate the healthy gums and bone. When he finishes, he leaves a small blood clot in the pocket, connecting healthy tissue to the tooth. Gums reattach more quickly than bone regrows, but bone loss heals in as little as six months, depending on how extensive it was at the time of laser gum surgery.
Visiting a periodontist is important to the oral health and overall wellness of those with periodontal disease. Without proper treatment, gum disease and bone loss progress until teeth loosen and eating becomes difficult. Eventually, affected teeth may need to be extracted. Following extractions, patients suffer from continued bone loss, because healthy bone depends on the stimulation it receives when teeth move microscopically in their sockets. Without enough teeth to adequately chew, patients suffer from nutrition problems and resulting poor health. Even speech and facial structure are harmed by missing teeth.
Those interested in learning more about laser gum surgery, or those in Lebanon, NH who simply need a periodontist, are encouraged to view Dr. Wang’s website or contact his office by phone. As a specialist, Dr. Wang is skilled in diagnosing and treating gum disease, and he performs no-obligation consultations and second opinions for anyone needing additional education on treatment options.
About the Doctor
Cornerstone Periodontics & Implants, PLLC is a periodontal practice offering personalized dental care for patients in Lebanon, NH. Dr. Austin H. Wang received his Doctorate in Dental Surgery from the University of Illinois and completed his residency training at the University of Louisville School of Dentistry. He also earned a Master’s degree in Oral Biology in conjunction with the completion of his specialty certification in 1996. Dr. Wang went on to serve as a part-time clinical professor at the University of Illinois as well as the Periodontal Section Head for the General Practice Residency program at the Illinois Masonic Hospital Dental Clinic for the next seven years. Dr. Wang is among the one percent of dental professionals providing the only FDA cleared laser procedure for gum disease and periodontal treatment. To learn more about the services available at Cornerstone Periodontics & Implants, PLLC, please visit http://www.cornerstoneperio.com or call 855-650-9090.