Kenosha, WI (PRWEB) December 22, 2014
Gum disease patients seeking treatment in Kenosha, WI can now see leading periodontists Dr. Robert Becker and Dr. Joseph Amalfitano for a new, innovative laser gum surgery known as the LANAP® protocol. This less intense gum surgery option allows patients to eradicate the bacteria that cause their gums to be infected and helps their gums heal and reattach to their teeth. This can help strengthen the bone and may allow many patients to keep their existing teeth.
Lasers have been used in dental applications in the United States since the Food and Drug Administration cleared them for use in 1991. They are safe for use on all ages and have no contraindications, so anyone who has moderate to severe periodontal disease can undergo treatment with the PerioLase®MVP-7™, the laser used in the LANAP® protocol. This method is less invasive and requires little healing time.
During the procedure, the periodontists first measure the depth of their Kenosha, WI patients’ periodontal pockets to determine how severe the gum disease has become. Using the laser, Dr. Becker and Dr. Amalfitano remove all of the dead and diseased tissue within these pockets. The laser is specifically designed to target only the infected tissue so healthy tissue and the rest of the tooth are left intact. The laser and ultrasonic scalers then help break up any calculus that has built up on the teeth, and the laser is used to sterilize the periodontal pockets and facilitate healing. Then the gum tissue is simply pressed against the surface of the teeth and left to heal. No cutting or suturing is required during the procedure.
Those who are showing signs of gum disease are encouraged to contact Dr. Becker and Dr. Amalfitano for treatment. As leading periodontists in the Kenosha, WI area, they understand the effect that advanced periodontal disease can have on an individual’s body. Research has linked periodontal disease to many other serious medical conditions, including heart disease, stroke, dementia, diabetes, and cancer, so getting immediate treatment is necessary to ensure optimum health. Patients can visit the doctors’ website or call their office to schedule an appointment.
About the Doctors
Dr. Robert Becker and Dr. Joseph Amalfitano are periodontists offering personalized dental care for patients in Racine and Burlington, WI. Dr. Becker is the founder of Lakeview Periodontal Associates and has been practicing dental medicine for over 30 years. Dr. Becker received his graduate and post-graduate degrees from Marquette School of Dentistry and his continued education in periodontics at Northwestern University Dental School. He has also studied Implantology at the prestigious Branemark Institute in Sweden, and is proud to have placed over 8,000 dental implants during his career. Dr. Becker is also a recipient of A Diamond Award, a prestigious recognition for being a Premier Nobel Biocare Provider. Dr. Amalfitano is a graduate of the University of Michigan School of Dentistry, and the University of Michigan where he received his certificate in periodontics and advanced surgical training in periodontal disease treatment and dental implant placement. He has authored and co-authored a variety of articles focused on periodontal disease, and is a member of the American Dental Association and the American Academy of Periodontology among others. To learn more about Drs. Becker and Amalfitano and the dental services they provide, please visit their website at http://www.teethin24hrs.com or call (262) 510-0414 for the Racine office or (262) 510-0381 to reach the Burlington office.