Hahira, GA (PRWEB) February 18, 2015
Dr. Kit Robinson of Robinson Family Dentistry reminds everyone that February is Gum Disease Awareness Month and that minimally invasive treatment of gum disease is possible thanks to procedures such as the LANAP® protocol. Unfortunately, due to the lack of pain typically felt in the early stages, many in Hahira, GA do not get their gum disease diagnosed until it is advanced. Dr. Robinson would like to change this trend by inviting people to get periodontal evaluations regularly in order to catch problems while they are small. Dr. Robinson educates his patients on the prevention of gum disease and uses state-of-the-art technology when treating gum disease.
There are multiple effective treatments for gum disease, all of which are beneficial depending on the specific circumstances of individual cases. When the disease is caught early enough, sometimes simple non-surgical treatments are enough to take care of the problem. The solution to gum disease can be as easy as a medicated gel that is applied at home using dental trays. Advanced disease often requires periodontal surgery, such as the LANAP® laser gum surgery, a groundbreaking procedure that Dr. Robinson offers. Thanks to the fact that it is minimally invasive, laser surgery is manageable even for people who have anxiety over dental appointments.
The best news for Hahira, GA patients about gum disease is that it is possible to catch it early and even to completely avoid it. The most important thing patients can do to avoid problems is to maintain good daily hygiene. Brushing, flossing, and a healthy diet go far in sustaining oral health. The next step is to receive regular checkups. The recommended checkup frequency is dependent on dental health, but an average patient should see his or her dentist every six months. Those who have one or more of the following risk factors should consider more frequent visits: tobacco use, diabetes, old bridges and fillings, pregnancy and crooked teeth.
Those who would like more information about the LANAP® protocol and other methods of treating gum disease in the Hahira, GA area are welcome to visit Dr. Robinson’s website, where he includes helpful patient education materials. Those who would like to schedule appointments for evaluations may also contact Dr. Robinson’s office by phone.
About the Doctor
Robinson Family Dentistry is a general practice offering personalized dental care for patients in Hahira, GA. Dr. Kit Robinson is passionate about dentistry and enjoys using his expertise to improve the oral health of his patients. Dr. Robinson received his Doctorate of Dental Medicine from the University of Kentucky Dental School, and believes in continuing education to deliver the latest in dental technology. To learn more about Robinson Family Dentistry or the services that Dr. Robinson provides, please visit his website at http://www.kitrobinsondmd.com or call (229) 794-3003 to schedule an appointment.