Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) January 20, 2015
Dr. Glenn L. Sperbeck is now taking new patients in the Los Angeles, CA area, giving individuals suffering from gum disease a state-of-the-art treatment option. The LANAP® protocol is an FDA-cleared laser gum surgery that does not require cutting or suturing to clean bacteria and calculus from below the gum line. The less invasive nature of the procedure allows gums to heal quickly with minimal tenderness and bleeding.
Tartar and calculus form below the gum line when bacteria is not removed with good oral hygiene habits that include brushing, flossing and professional dental cleanings. Calculus irritates the sensitive tissue of the gums and leads to infection, tenderness and bleeding. As gum disease progresses, the gums are loosened from the teeth and begin to pull away, and pus pockets form below the surface. If an individual does not seek treatment, supporting bone structures are weakened and tooth loss is likely. Bacteria often enter the blood stream, affecting other areas of the body. Researchers have recently linked severe gum disease with heart disease, diabetes and colon cancer, as well as other serious health issues.
Most dentists in Los Angeles, CA treat gum disease by cutting the gums away from the affected area to remove infected tissue and scrape calculus from tooth roots. Unfortunately, the trauma of this surgery often causes further damage to delicate structures, and the gums may never fully recover. Post-surgery, patients frequently experience recession and root sensitivity that is supposed to be repaired with an invasive gum grafting surgery.
At Dr. Sperbeck’s office, patients may opt for the LANAP® protocol, which does not require a blade to access the infection and calculus. The PerioLase® MVP-7™ laser tip is inserted below the gum line, where it uses light energy to vaporize bacteria and infection without causing further damage to healthy tissue. Using an ultrasonic tool, the dentist removes the calculus from roots of teeth. The laser then cauterizes the gums to minimize bleeding, stimulate healthy tissue growth and speed recovery.
Los Angeles, CA residents who are interested in a less traumatic gum disease treatment can visit Dr. Sperbeck’s website for more information.
About the Doctor
Glenn L. Sperbeck DDS, Inc. is a general practice offering personalized dental care for patients in Westchester, CA since 1982. After graduating with his Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University of Southern California, Dr. Sperbeck established his private general practice with a focus on cosmetic restorative dentistry and the treatment of Temporo-Mandibular Joint (TMJ) disorders. Dr. Sperbeck is deeply committed to continuing education and belongs to the one percent of dental professionals currently providing the Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP®), the first FDA-cleared laser procedure for gum disease and periodontal treatment. To learn more about the dental services available at Glenn L. Sperbeck DDS, Inc., please visit http://www.dds4smiles.com.