Wilmington, DE (PRWEB) October 29, 2014
Dr. Leo J. Kituskie, a leading periodontist, is celebrating Dental Hygiene Month this October by inviting patients to learn more about the potentially devastating effects of gum disease. To ensure that every Wilmington, DE patient has the opportunity to reach maximum dental health, Dr. Kituskie offers the LANAP® protocol at his dental practice. Using this advanced laser gum surgery and proper daily dental hygiene, patients can work to regain the smiles they desire.
Gum disease can have disastrous effects on a patient’s overall health in addition to the pain of swollen, bleeding gums and lost teeth. Studies have recently linked good oral hygiene practices and good overall health. Conversely, patients with moderate and advanced periodontal disease can be at increased risk for many different diseases and conditions. These include diabetes, stroke, and low birth weight babies. New studies are indicating that oral health may also have an effect on memory. Adults who suffered from gingivitis scored lower on cognitive skills and memory tests.
To combat periodontal disease, patients should schedule regular cleanings and maintain proper hygiene habits at home. This includes brushing at least twice each day and flossing once a day. For Wilmington, DE patients at his dental practice who are dealing with moderate to severe gum disease, Dr. Kituskie recommends the LANAP® protocol. This FDA-cleared laser gum surgery is one of the most advanced treatment options available for the condition. To perform the procedure, Dr. Kituskie uses the PerioLase®MVP-7™ laser to target and destroy the offending bacteria and infected tissue in which it lives. This leaves healthy tissue untouched, so it results in less bleeding and less pain than traditional gum surgery, and patients often require little to no recovery time.
Patients can take advantage of Dental Hygiene Month by learning how to maintain proper dental hygiene habits. Those who would like more information can contact Dr. Kituskie’s Wilmington, DE dental practice to schedule an appointment.
About the Doctor
Leo Kituskie, D.M.D. is a periodontist offering patients personalized dental care in Blue Bell, PA and Wilmington, DE. Dr. Kituskie attended LaSalle College High School and LaSalle University. He continued his dental training at the University Of Pennsylvania School Of Dental Medicine and received a Doctorate of Dental Medicine. Continuing his education, he did specialty training at Temple University and received a Post-Doctorate Certificate in Periodontics. Dr. Kituskie is Board Certified and a Diplomat of the American Board of Periodontology. He is part of one percent of dental professionals providing the LANAP® FDA cleared laser procedure for gum disease and periodontal treatment. To learn more about Leo Kituskie, D.M.D. and their dental services visit their website at http://www.implantperiocare.com and call (267) 460-4457 (PA) or (302) 250-4385 (DE).