This Month, Drs. John Lanzetta, Chris Chondrogiannis, Alyssa Gursky, Panos Papapanou, and Matthew Neary Raise Awareness of the Link Between Oral Health and Stroke

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Drs. John Lanzetta, Chris Chondrogiannis, Alyssa Gursky, Panos Papapanou, and Matthew Neary honor Stroke Awareness Month this May by offering a revolutionary treatment for gum disease in New York, NY. LANAP® laser treatment eradicates diseased tissue and bacteria without incisions and stitches.

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May is Stroke Awareness Month, and the doctors at Madison Avenue Periodontics want to educate New York area patients of the link between gum disease and stroke. Research shows that oral bacteria are often present in the thickened carotid arteries that are a primary risk factor of a stroke. John Lanzetta, DMD, Chris Chondrogiannis, DDS, Alyssa Gursky, DDS, Panos Papapanou, DDS, and Matthew Neary, DDS, are periodontists certified to provide the revolutionary LANAP® laser treatment as an alternative to traditional gum surgery.

Bacteria in the mouth cause gingivitis when they mix with food acid and form plaque that inflames the gums. If the plaque is not removed with good oral hygiene and professional dental cleanings, the bacterial infection and inflammation lead to periodontitis. Diseased tissue below the gum line deteriorates, and pus pockets form that pull the gums away from the teeth. The disease destroys tooth-supporting structures, and individuals who delay treatment often lose teeth. The damage extends much further however. Scientists know that bacteria enter the bloodstream through the infected gums. This could explain the correlation between stroke and gum disease risks.

The doctors at Madison Avenue Periodontics want patients to know that oral health is correlated to the rest of the body and can lead to a variety of serious issues. However, they recognize that the fear of gum surgery may prevent individuals with gum disease in New York, NY, from scheduling a dental appointment. Most periodontists have to cut the gums and pull them back from the roots of teeth to treat the affected area. Healthy tissue is destroyed in the process, and some people never fully recover, experiencing significant recession and risk of reinfection.

To counter patient anxiety over gum disease treatment in New York, NY, the Periodontists at Madison Avenue Periodontics recommend minimally invasive LANAP® laser treatment. The FDA-cleared PerioLase® MVP-7™ laser accesses bacteria with a special beam of light. It also stimulates healthy tissue and cauterizes the gums to prevent bleeding and accelerate healing.

Patients who opt for LANAP® laser treatment typically recover in a matter of days, rather than weeks. For more information on this procedure, visit the Madison Avenue Periodontics website.

About the Practice

Madison Avenue Periodontics is proud to provide individualized dental care for patients in New York, NY. Drs. John Lanzetta, Chris Chondrogiannis, Alyssa Gursky, Panos Papapanou and Matthew Neary are specialists in Periodontics and offer treatment and services for gum disease, dental implants, cosmetic procedures and more. The team is committed to providing patients with modern care and a gentle touch. To learn more about the services offered at Madison Avenue Periodontics, please visit their website at or call (646) 846-0750.

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