Elizabethtown Periodontics Welcomes in Laser Technology for Treating Peri-Implantitis Near Dental Implants

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Patients with dental implants in Elizabethtown, KY can now turn to Dr. Robert Franklin of Elizabethtown Periodontics for treatment of their peri-implantitis. Dr. Franklin now uses LAPIP® laser treatment, to target bacterial infections around implants.

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Dr. Robert Franklin of Elizabethtown Periodontics now offers LAPIP® for treatment of infection around patients’ dental implants in Elizabethtown, KY. This laser treatment option allows the doctor to reduce and eliminate gum infections around the implants without damaging healthy gum tissue. This way, patients can regain their oral health without fear of losing their existing teeth or compromising their dental implants.

Peri-implantitis is an infection in the gums that forms around dental implants. It is similar to gum disease that forms around natural teeth. If left untreated, peri-implantitis, like periodontitis, can result in bone loss, inflammation and gum recession. The condition is usually the result of poor dental hygiene habits, but may be caused by certain diseases. Just like periodontitis, peri-implantitis has been linked through recent studies to an increased chance of developing stroke, heart disease and pancreatic cancer. Patients with peri-implantitis in Elizabethtown, KY may reduce their risks of developing these diseases by receiving the laser treatment.

The laser treatment is performed with the PerioLase®MVP-7™, which was originally designed to treat patients with moderate to advance periodontal disease. However, clinical trials showed that the laser is also effective at treating the infections that can form around dental implants. Due to the use of the laser, only the infected tissue is removed. This prevents excessive blood loss, and allows patients to heal more quickly following the procedure. Patients may need treatment if they notice swelling in the gums, a change in the color of the gums around the implant or bleeding during brushing.

Patients with dental implants in Elizabethtown, KY who believe they are suffering from peri-implantitis are encouraged to contact Dr. Franklin’s office to schedule a consultation. Those who would like more information about the LAPIP® procedure and how it can help them reclaim their smiles can visit the doctor’s website.

About the Doctor

Elizabethtown Periodontics is a periodontal practice offering personalized dental care for patients in Elizabethtown, KY. Dr. Robert Franklin has over 25 years of experience, and has been selected as a Top Dentist in Kentucky by the International Association of Dentists. Dr. Franklin earned his Psychology Degree from the University of Louisville, before attending the University of Louisville School of Dentistry. Dr. Franklin then completed his residency in periodontics at the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry. He believes in continuing education and offers the latest technology, to ensure the health and comfort of his patients. Dr. Franklin became the first periodontist in the Elizabethtown area to become certified in LANAP®, the first FDA-cleared laser procedure for gum disease and periodontal treatment. He is also the region’s first periodontist to provide the new Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation™ technique for treating gum recession with no cutting or sutures. To learn more about Elizabethtown Periodontics and the dental services Dr. Franklin provides, visit their website at http://www.robertfranklindmd.com or call the office at (270) 506-0708.

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