Drs. Reid Nelson and Doug Lowy Recognize American Heart Month in Louisville, KY, Discuss Periodontal Disease and its Connection to Heart Disease

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This February is American Heart Month, and Drs. Reid Nelson and Doug Lowy are recognizing the occasion by offering a cutting-edge laser procedure for the treatment of periodontal disease in Louisville, KY. Recent studies show that untreated periodontal disease may contribute to much more serious physical conditions, including heart disease and stroke.

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In honor of American Heart Month, Drs. Reid Nelson and Doug Lowy seek to raise awareness of the troubling connection between untreated periodontal disease and heart disease. Patients who are suffering from the uncomfortable and dangerous symptoms of periodontal disease in Louisville, KY, are urged to seek treatment as quickly as possible. Drs. Nelson and Lowy now offer a minimally-invasive laser treatment option for patients who do not wish to have their diseased gum tissue cut out with scalpels.

Gum disease is a serious infection that can cause chronic gum inflammation, bad breath, and bleeding while brushing. If the disease is allowed to fester without treatment, it can eventually cause loss of one or more teeth and may also contribute to the development of heart disease and other unsettling physical conditions. In order to properly care for their oral and overall physical health, patients with periodontal disease in Louisville, KY, are encouraged to find out if they qualify to receive the LANAP® protocol.

The LANAP® protocol is very different from traditional gum disease treatment options because it can target and remove inflamed gum tissue without disturbing the healthy gum tissue surrounding the treatment area. Additionally, the laser utilized during the LANAP® protocol causes minimal bleeding at the treatment site and reduces the risk of post-operative complications associated with invasive surgical procedures. Patients who receive the LANAP® protocol experience quick recovery times with low levels of post-operative pain.

Before the treatment is performed, Drs. Nelson and Lowy use a special periodontal probe to determine the depth of the patient’s periodontal pockets. If the patient is a good candidate for the procedure, a specialized laser is then carefully utilized to locate diseased gum tissue and remove it from the mouth with targeted pulses of laser light. The highly advanced laser is able to distinguish between inflamed tissue and normal tissue, and is thus able to leave healthy gums completely unscathed.

Patients who are currently suffering from the various symptoms of periodontal disease in Louisville, KY, are invited to receive the minimally-invasive and highly effective LANAP® protocol in honor of American Heart Month. Those looking for more information can visit the doctors’ website at http://www.louisvilleperio.com or call (502) 653-8185 to schedule a consultation.

About The Practice

Nelson & Lowy, psc. is a periodontal practice offering personalized dental care for patients in Louisville, KY. The practice is led by Dr. Reid Nelson and Dr. Doug Lowy. Dr. Nelson received his DMD at the University Of Louisville School Of Dentistry, and became a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology after studying periodontology at the Medical College of Virginia. Dr. Nelson is currently involved in the Department of Veterans Affairs, and is a member of many professional organizations such as the American Academy of Periodontology and the Academy of Osseointegration. He lectures at the University Of Louisville School Of Dentistry for both graduate and undergraduate levels. Dr. Lowy received his B.A. in Earth Science and Mathematics from Newark State College and his M.A. in Clinical Psychology from Morehead State University. He completed his dentistry training at University of Louisville and his Periodontal Certificate from the University of Connecticut. Dr. Lowy is an assistant professor of periodontics at the University of Louisville and is course director of a hands-on periodontal course for sophomore dental students. Both doctors are certified to offer advanced treatments such as LANAP® and the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique™. To learn more about Nelson & Lowy, psc. and their dental services visit their website at http://www.louisvilleperio.com and call (502) 653-8185.

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