Sun Prairie, WI (PRWEB) October 23, 2014
In honor of Dental Hygiene Month, Dr. Chris Stevens wants to educate patients on the symptoms of periodontal disease and new treatment options available for patients in Sun Prairie, WI. A state-of-the-art laser gum surgery procedure, offered by Dr. Stevens, has made it easier than ever for patients to fight the disease, and regain a healthy smile. Recognizing the symptoms of gum disease is the first step to improving oral health. Symptoms may include swollen or tender gums, receding gums, bleeding gums, chronic bad breath, and loose teeth.
Until recently, gum disease treatment has been very invasive, requiring the cutting and suturing of gum grafts. Traditional gum disease treatment also required a huge time commitment on the part of the patient. With the minimally invasive DEKA Smart CO2 laser, Dr. Stevens is able to treat gum disease with little bleeding, swelling or discomfort. The laser, which targets diseased cells, leaves healthy gum tissue intact and encourages new bone and tissue growth.
Research shows that people who brush their teeth twice daily for two minutes have significantly fewer cases of gum disease and dental cavities. In addition to proper brushing, daily flossing or some sort of interdental cleaning has also been shown to significantly decrease the instance of gum disease and dental decay. Using anti-bacterial mouthwash and chewing sugar-free gum has also been shown to improve oral health by removing plaque and bacteria missed by brushing and flossing.
The DEKA laser uses a CO2 wavelength which has been shown to be very effective when working with soft tissue, such as gums. In addition to gum disease treatment, Dr. Stevens also uses the DEKA laser in cosmetic and implant dentistry. It is also used for the treatment and removal of oral growths, cold sores, and mouth ulcers, without scalpels or stitches.
Patients suffering with the symptoms of periodontal disease in Sun Prairie, WI are encouraged to take advantage of Dental Hygiene Month by scheduling a consultation with Dr. Stevens. To learn more about gum disease, the DEKA Smart CO2 laser, and the dental services available at Dr. Chris Stevens Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, patients are encouraged to visit http://www.drchrisstevens.com or call (608) 837-4880.
About the Doctor
Dr. Chris Stevens Family & Cosmetic Dentistry is a general practice that provides personalized dental care for patients in Sun Prairie, WI. Dr. Chris Stevens graduated from Marquette School of Dentistry and has been practicing in Sun Prairie, WI since 1982. He utilizes the latest dental technology and techniques in his services in order to deliver a superior standard of patient care. Dr. Stevens is among the first group of dentists in the country to undergo the training required to perform the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique™, a minimally invasive alternative to traditional gum grafting surgery. To learn more about the dental services available at Dr. Chris Stevens Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, please visit http://www.drchrisstevens.com or call (608) 837-4880.