Racine, WI (PRWEB) February 05, 2015
Patients who are suffering from the many different symptoms of gum disease are encouraged to find out more about the LANAP® protocol that is now offered by Dr. Robert Becker and Dr. Joseph Amalfitano at their Racine office. This highly effective laser gum surgery treatment option is rapidly becoming the preferred treatment for periodontal disease, thanks to its impressive effectiveness and minimal invasiveness.
Gum disease is one of the most common health ailments affecting a large population of United States citizens. Despite is prevalence, many individuals who have the condition do not seek treatment until the disease has advanced to severe and harmful stages. Because untreated periodontal disease has been shown to be linked to many other deadly diseases such as heart disease and cancer, it is important to seek treatment when the first symptoms develop. If treatment is sought promptly, there is a decreased likelihood of the patient developing more severe symptoms.
Traditionally, periodontal disease patients had to undergo an invasive procedure that involved removing the diseased tissue by cutting it out with a scalpel. Now, patients can receive laser gum surgery that is highly accurate and much less invasive. The LANAP® protocol uses an advanced and effective laser to locate inflamed gum tissue and then remove it with a targeted series of laser bursts. Because the procedure does not rely on traditional scalpel treatment and is more accurate, healing time is reduced.
In addition to its accuracy, the LANAP® protocol is also known for its lack of sutures. Traditional treatment methods involve the use of sutures to seal off the area after treatment. The laser utilized in the LANAP® protocol is able to seal off the area by cauterizing it once treatment is complete. With this seal, infection risk is reduced, there is less bleeding and patients experience a much faster healing time. This means that the patient does not have to deal with uncomfortable stitches or excessive bleeding once their treatment is completed.
Patients who suspect that they may have gum disease are encouraged to promptly seek treatment by calling Drs. Becker and Amalfitano’s Racine or Burlington practices. Patients can find out if they are candidates for laser gum surgery by scheduling a consultation 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.