Ormond Beach, FL (PRWEB) October 08, 2014
In celebration of Dental Hygiene Month this October, Dr. Raymond A. Kenzik hopes to educate his patients on the importance of proper dental care in the prevention of gum disease. The Ormond Beach, FL periodontist understands how damaging bleeding gums and other severe forms of periodontal disease can be, so to combat the rising rates of the condition, Dr. Kenzik offers patients the LANAP® protocol, an FDA-cleared laser gum surgery that can help restore patients’ oral health and get them back where they should be in terms of dental hygiene. LANAP often is a viable alternative to conventional periodontal surgery. Dr. Kenzik is expert in delivering conventional flap and osseous surgery when the conditions require a different approach.
Many dental professionals believe that as many as 75 percent of Americans suffer from some form of gum disease. For many Ormond Beach, FL residents, this may manifest as bleeding gums. The condition begins as gingivitis, which is caused by a buildup of plaque around the gum line. The plaque causes the gums to become inflamed, trapping bacteria between the gums and the tooth.
If proper dental hygiene is not maintained, such as brushing and flossing daily, the condition can easily progress into periodontitis. When this occurs, the supporting fibers and bone that hold a patient’s teeth in place are permanently damaged. Deep hollow pockets form in the gums around the teeth, creating an area that can trap plaque, food and bacteria. Gum recession and gaps between the teeth are common at this stage. When the condition progresses to advanced periodontitis, tooth loss is inevitable without aggressive treatment.
When patients have not maintained proper dental hygiene and gum disease has progressed, laser gum surgery can help patients get back on track. Using the LANAP® protocol, Dr. Kenzik can provide patients with a gum surgery that is less painful, less invasive, and results in less blood loss than traditional surgeries. Using the PerioLase®MVP-7™, Dr. Kenzik can specifically target and remove infected tissue while leaving healthy tissue intact. Patients in Ormond Beach, FL who are experiencing bleeding gums are encouraged to contact Dr. Kenzik’s office for a consultation. In addition to treatment, he can help patients learn how to maintain proper dental hygiene habits to keep the problem from recurring.
About the Doctor
Raymond A. Kenzik is a periodontist offering personalized dental care for patients in Ormond Beach, FL since 1981. Dr. Kenzik received his dental degree from Emory University College of Dentistry in Atlanta, GA after spending four years at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana. He completed his advanced specialty training in Periodontics at Boston University School of Graduate Dentistry. Dr. Kenzik is part of one percent of dental professionals providing the LANAP® protocol, an FDA cleared laser procedure for gum disease and periodontal treatment. To learn more about Dr. Kenzik and his dental services visit his website at http://www.drkenzik.com and call (386) 492-9242.