“Laser gum surgery and other minimally-invasive treatments now offer patients attractive and less-threatening alternatives to conventional gum surgery,” says Dr. Lawrence Ressler, Boca Raton-Delray area gum specialist and periodontist.
Boca Raton, FL (PRWEB) February 06, 2015
Periodontal disease is rampant and has been estimated to affect as much as 4 out of 5 Americans and is a leading cause of tooth loss. Gum inflammation (bleeding gums) and the loss of bone around teeth result from tartar and calculus deposits stuck deep underneath the gum line in gum pockets and causes gum disease. Untreated, swollen gums, bleeding gums, and bleeding swollen gums may lead to more advanced bone loss, and loose teeth that may fall out necessitating removable dentures, dental bridgework, or dental implants.
"Laser gum treatment and other minimally-invasive treatments now offer patients attractive and less-threatening alternatives to conventional gum surgery,” says Dr. Lawrence Ressler, Delray Beach and Boynton Beach area implant dentist periodontist and gum specialist. Traditionally, dentists and periodontists in Boca Raton, Delray Beach, and throughout the country, proposed surgery with cutting and stitching as a solution for patients with moderate or severe gum disease and gum pockets with bleeding gums. When deep cleanings (scaling and root planing) alone were unable to adequately control gum problems, dental surgery with a knife was often the first answer. “Until laser gum therapy entered the picture, we really didn’t have many options beyond cutting away gum disease with a scalpel, and patients would complain about pain after gum surgery, long exposed roots, big spaces left between teeth that would tend to trap food debris, and of course the dreaded tooth sensitivity to hot and cold.”
Dr. Ressler, a Delray Beach dentist and gum specialist, launched a minimally-invasive dental suite to offer Dual-wavelength laser periodontal therapy, or WPT™ (a competing technology with LANAP™), which brings new choices for patients needing help controlling the gum diseases gingivitis and periodontitis (dental bone loss). Dr. Ressler’s dental implant facility and laser gum treatment operatory include a state-of-the-art Lightwalker AT™ dual-wavelength laser system, a surgical operating microscope, a high-efficiency piezo-electric tooth cleaning instrument, and a ceiling-mounted digital television and entertainment system.
High-tech next-generation laser systems such as the Lightwalker™ take advantage of the interaction of light energy with human gum tissue and dental roots to remove tartar or calculus from roots of the teeth and kill germs and bacteria that may cause or contribute to gum disease. Laser gum treatment is usually performed with less bleeding, less vibration, and less of a sensation of pressure against teeth than during conventional gum surgery. “Patients want to save teeth,” Dr. Ressler explains, “and while dental implants are a great method for replacing missing teeth, patients prefer to keep the their own teeth, and generally do not want tooth extractions by an emergency dentist.”
“The concept of minimally-invasive dental procedures is a clearly recognizable trend,” Dr. Ressler continues, “Patients want computer-guided dental implant surgery for same-day dental implants, they want gum surgery and gum disease treatment without cutting, and they prefer to repair receding gums without the traditional stitches required for gum grafts…Any effective treatment that makes dental care more comfortable and less invasive is highly welcomed. As a Boca Raton periodontist and implant dentist, my patients want an alternative to conventional gum surgery: they want something more comfortable than traditional gum surgery, and they want a fast recovery without pain.”
But patients with receding gums and without inflammatory gum disease face another set of challenges. Traditional gum grafting treatment to cover exposed roots requiring cutting, stitching, and taking gum tissue from the roof of the mouth, and the recovery is often difficult and uncomfortable for dental patients. Boca Raton periodontist Dr. Ressler explains that the new Chao Pinhole technique™ “corrects receding gums through a tiny pinhole made above the teeth that usually heals within a couple of days”. This “lunch-time gum lift” offers highly cosmetic results comparable to old-fashioned gum grafts, but eliminates stitching and the need to take donor tissue from the patient’s palate requiring a second surgical site.” To date, only a few gum specialists (periodontists) in the Boca Raton, Lake Worth, and Boynton Beach area have been trained and certified by Dr. Chao, the creator of the pinhole method to fix gum recession, to perform this revolutionary method of fixing receding gums.
Dr. Ressler, a Delray Beach periodontist and dentist, has over twenty years of experience in dentistry and received his dental training from the University of Pennsylvania (D.M.D.), and his specialty training in gum treatment during his three-year residency at New York University. RESSLER DENTAL offers same day dental implants (implants performed in one day), All-on-4 dental implants, traditional and next-generation laser gum treatment, smile makeovers, and minimally-invasive fixes for receding gums for patients in Boca Raton, Delray Beach, Boynton Beach, Lake Worth, and Wellington.
To learn more about Laser Gum Treatment and the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique™ and how they can help you improve your smile and your dental health, please visit http://www.lasergumtreatment.dentist and http://www.resslerdental.com or call (561) 499-7400 to schedule a consultation with dentist-periodontist and emergency dentist Dr. Ressler.
Lawrence L. Ressler, D.M.D., P.A.
Ressler Dental – Laser Gum Treatment Facility
15300 Jog Road – Suite 201
Delray Beach, FL 33446