Treasure Coast, FL (PRWEB) November 13, 2014
Dr. Robert Follweiler now offers patients suffering with peri-implantitis in Treasure Coast, FL a technologically advanced treatment option called the LAPIP® protocol. LAPIP® treatment is a minimally invasive alternative to gum surgery that is performed using a specialized laser instead of scalpels and sutures like traditional gum disease treatment.
Peri-implantitis is an infection and inflammation of the gum tissue surrounding dental implants. Periodontal infections like gum disease have been shown to deteriorate bone, and because the dental implant is anchored by bone, peri-implantitis needs immediate attention. If the symptoms of peri-implantitis are ignored and left untreated, the disease can worsen and eventually lead to the loss of bone volume as well as the dental implant. Just like with gum disease, people suffering with peri-implantitis can experience whole-body health complications and an increased risk for heart disease, stroke, pancreatic cancer and low birth-weight babies. The only true difference between gum disease and peri-implantitis is location. With gum disease, the infection is around the natural teeth, and with peri-implantitis the infection is around a dental implant.
The LAPIP® protocol is a slightly modified version of the LANAP® protocol. As with the LANAP® protocol, LAPIP® treatment utilizes a specialized laser called the PerioLase® MVP-7™, which uses a specific wavelength of light to selectively target and destroy the diseased tissue and bacteria. The PerioLase® MVP-7™ is critical to the successful treatment of gum disease and peri-implantitis. Patients in Treasure Coast, FL suffering with the symptoms of peri-implantitis should seek treatment with Dr. Follweiler as soon as possible.
About the Doctor
Dr. Robert Follweiler is a periodontist offering personalized dental care for patients in Stuart, FL for 30 years. Dr. Follweiler graduated with honors from North Carolina State University. He graduated second in his class at Temple University Dental School in Philadelphia and was inducted into the OKU honors fraternity. Dr. Follweiler 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 Dr. Follweiler and his dental services visit his website at http://www.follweilerperio.com and call 772-919-7093.