Dr. Scott Ross and Dr. Bradley Ross Recognize Dental Hygiene Month by Urging Miami, FL Residents with Gum Disease to Seek Early Treatment

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Focusing extra effort in October on the fight against gum disease in the Miami, FL area, local periodontists use laser gum surgery to give patients a great start on a healthy mouth and healthy body. Celebrating Dental Hygiene Month with advanced treatments, Dr. Scott Ross and Dr. Bradley Ross use LANAP® laser periodontal therapy to fight the epidemic infection.

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Leading the battle against gum disease in Miami, FL with laser precision, two local periodontists stand out among their peers as part of the one percent of dental professionals in the country to utilize the first FDA cleared laser gum surgery, called the LANAP® protocol. Using a computer-guided laser, Dr. Scott Ross and Bradley Ross at South Florida Periodontics & Dental Implants are able to target the pockets of infection and damaged tissue for elimination. Healthy tissue remains intact, and the laser heat stimulates bone density and tissue regeneration near the roots of the teeth.

Periodontal disease has been called an unseen epidemic in the country, with some 75 percent of Americans estimated to harbor the infection in their gum line. Gum disease in the Miami, FL area is a serious concern for Dr. Scott Ross and Dr. Bradley Ross. The dental experts know that periodontal disease, when left untreated, will progress incrementally to weaken the teeth and eat away at the gum tissue. Left unresolved, the infection in the gums can then go on to contribute to health risks like increased risk of heart disease, stroke, and certain types of cancers.

Signs of the advance of periodontitis can include symptoms such as:

1.    Reddish or discolored gums
2.    Painful gums
3.    Swollen gum tissue
4.    Pus or persistent mouth odor
5.    Bleeding gums

Many people feel fear about getting treatment for gum disease out of apprehension toward the traditional methods of gum surgery. While procedures using scalpels and sutures may still sometimes be needed in the battle against serious periodontitis, the modern fight against gum disease uses laser gum surgery to target the infection and eradicate damaged tissue in a quick and minimally invasive office procedure.

Most patients report little or no bleeding and only mild discomfort with the minimally invasive laser procedure. Without need for strong sedatives or pain medications during or after the procedure, many people are able to return to normal life activities within a day.

To learn more about the risks and dangers of untreated gum disease in Miami, FL visit the web at http://www.miamiperiodontist.com and get more information about all the dental services offered at South Florida Periodontics.

About the Practice

South Florida Periodontics & Dental Implants is a periodontal practice offering personalized dental care for patients in Miami, FL. Dr. Scott B. Ross has provided periodontal and dental implant care in South Florida for over 30 years. Dr. Ross earned his DDS degree from the Medical College of Virginia School of Dentistry, and completed a General Practice Residency at Long Island Jewish-Queens Hospital. He continued his education at the Medical College of Virginia, where he completed specialty training in Periodontics. Dr. Bradley A. Ross is a Board Certified Periodontist and a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology. Dr. Ross earned his DMD degree from the University of Florida College of Dentistry and completed his specialty training in Periodontics at the NOVA Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine. He is an active member of numerous dental societies including The American Dental Association, American Academy of Periodontology and American Academy of Osseointegration, among others. Drs. Ross belong to the one percent of dental professionals currently providing the LANAP® Protocol, the first FDA-cleared laser procedure for gum disease and periodontal treatment. To learn more about South Florida Periodontics & Dental Implants visit their website at http://www.miamiperiodontist.com or call (786) 801-2399 to schedule an appointment.

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