Eden Prairie, MN (PRWEB) January 16, 2015
Leading periodontist, Dr. Andres R. Sanchez now offers Eden Prairie, MN residents who suffer from gum disease a minimally invasive treatment option. Traditional gum surgery involves cutting and stitching, but the LANAP® protocol allows Dr. Sanchez to effectively destroy harmful bacteria and infection through a gentle laser process.
There are many potential risk factors to gum disease, and although the primary cause is bacterial dental plaque, brushing, flossing and regular dental cleanings are not always enough. Hormone fluctuations, tobacco use, genetics and aggressive brushing can raise the likelihood of infections below the gum line. One of the first indicators is redness, tenderness or bleeding in the gums. At this point, it is critical for individuals in Eden Prairie to contact a periodontist for treatment to prevent gum disease from advancing and causing permanent damage.
With traditional gum surgery the gums are typically cut and peeled away from the roots of the teeth so the infected area can be accessed. Bacteria is cleaned from the gums and surrounding tissue, and the calcified tartar buildup is scraped from the roots. Afterward, the gums are stitched in place. The gums do not always fully reattach, and this can lead to painful recession that exposes the roots of teeth and requires gum grafts to repair.
Periodontist Dr. Sanchez recommends a revolutionary alternative at his practice in Eden Prairie. The LANAP® protocol is an FDA-cleared laser treatment that minimizes the pain and trauma of gum surgery. The PerioLase® MVP-7™ laser tip is inserted below the gum line to clean away infection. Dr. Sanchez cleans tartar from the roots of teeth with ultrasonic tools, and then the laser is used to stimulate new tissue growth so that gums fully heal and reattach. Patients can expect a recovery time of days rather than weeks.
Patients with gum disease should not delay seeking treatment. Call Dr. Sanchez’s office for a consultation appointment.
About the Practice
PerioWest is a periodontal practice offering personalized dental care for patients in Eden Prairie, MN and the Twin Cities areas. Dr. Andres R. Sanchez received his Certificate & Master’s Degree in Periodontics from the prestigious Mayo Clinic in Minnesota in 2004. He is a Board-Certified with the American Board of Periodontology. In addition, Dr. Sanchez has been involved as a primary author in more than ten scientific papers published in major periodontal and implant dentistry journals. To learn more about Dr. Sanchez and the services he provides, please visit his website at http://www.periowestmn.com or call (952) 479-4705.