In Light of Dental Hygiene Month, Dr. Jeffrey Kopman Stresses the Importance of Receiving Proper Dental Care and Treatment for Gum Disease

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Dr. Jeffrey Kopman of Kopman Periodontics and Implant Dentistry is honoring Dental Hygiene Month this October by teaching his Melville, NY patients of the risks associated with gum disease. Dr. Kopman knows that with proper dental care and the correct application of the LANAP® protocol when necessary, most individuals can regain and maintain good oral hygiene.

To honor Dental Hygiene Month this October, Dr. Jeffrey Kopman of Kopman Periodontics and Implant Dentistry wants to educate his Melville, NY patients on the vital importance of proper dental care in the fight against gum disease. Without good dental hygiene, periodontal disease is likely to develop, and patients may eventually experience painful swelling of the gums, gum recession and tooth loss as a result. Patients who are trying to regain their smiles after suffering from periodontal disease can find successful treatment with the LANAP® protocol, a laser gum surgery that targets the bacteria responsible for the condition.

When gum disease sets in, bacteria can begin to destroy the connective tissues and fibers that hold teeth in their place within the jaw. If enough time passes without treatment, the bone can become damaged, allowing teeth to shift and move in the mouth. This can have serious consequences for a patient’s bite and overall health. While the disease affects millions of people around the world, most put off treatment until it reaches this advanced stage, which is also characterized by gum recession. In severe cases, the connection between the tooth and jaw is so damaged that teeth become loose and fall out.

Many Melville, NY patients with moderate to advanced gum disease who seek dental care from Dr. Kopman choose to undergo the LANAP® protocol to treat their periodontitis and save their existing teeth. The innovative procedure uses a laser, the PerioLase®MVP-7™, to remove only the infected tissue and bacteria that cause the disease. The LANAP® protocol is considered to be safe for individuals of all ages and states of health, so anyone who suffers from periodontal disease is likely to be a good candidate.

Melville, NY patients can successfully seek and obtain the level of dental care that they desire. Dr. Kopman urges patients to learn more about periodontal disease and how simple daily brushing and flossing can help protect them from developing the condition. Those who would like to learn more can contact Dr. Kopman’s office for more information.

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 or call (631) 485-5041.

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