Williamsburg, VA (PRWEB) February 23, 2015
Dr. Michael Schroer recognizes Gum Disease Awareness Month this February with education and action. Dr. Schroer explains that the national epidemic of periodontal disease afflicts three out of four American adults. Many people in the past have avoided the surgery that has been traditionally used to treat periodontal disease, due to trepidation at the pain and long recovery time involved with the invasive surgery. The gum disease treatment that his Williamsburg, VA patients enjoy is not only gentle and minimally invasive, but recovery time is measured in hours, not weeks. The LANAP® protocol is the first FDA-cleared laser gum therapy for gum disease.
Surgery to treat serious gum disease has traditionally been a last resort, as it is an invasive procedure that requires significant recovery time for the patient. The cutting and stitching used to cut away damaged gum tissue in the typical gum surgery procedure typically leaves the patient on a soft food diet and restricted from many life activities for a week or more. With the LANAP® protocol, surgery is quick and recovery from the minimally invasive process is usually completed within a day of the procedure.
Some symptoms of gum disease are subtle, while others become more obvious as the condition progresses. Common symptoms include:
- Bleeding gums
- Swollen or discolored gum tissue
- Halitosis (persistent mouth odor)
- Loose teeth
- Receding gums
Dr. Schroer recommends patients who notice any sign of oral health concerns scheduled an appointment right away. Some symptoms of gum disease can relate to other causes, but only a professional can diagnose gum disease. With the rapid and effective gum disease treatment in Williamsburg from Dr. Schroer, there is no reason to live with periodontal disease and the health risks that it entails any longer.
For Gum Disease Awareness Month visit http://www.williamsburgperiodontics.com to see exciting new options in gum disease treatment in Williamsburg, VA. Call 757-645-9565 to schedule a consultation to learn how the LANAP® therapy gives patients a new start on gum health.
About the Practice
Williamsburg Periodontics is a periodontal practice offering patients personalized dental care in Williamsburg, VA. Dr. Michael Schroer has been practicing dentistry for over 22 years. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Missouri and he graduated from Dental School at the University of Missouri. He earned his degree in Periodontics from the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill. Dr. Schroer is part of one percent of dental professionals providing the LANAP® FDA cleared laser procedure for gum disease and periodontal treatment. To learn more about Williamsburg Periodontics and their dental services visit their website at http://www.williamsburgperiodontics.com and call 757-645-9565.