Winston Salem, NC (PRWEB) October 05, 2015
Dr. Kenneth Peavy, a periodontist in Winston Salem, NC, is encouraging patients with gum disease to investigate treatment for the condition this October, in honor of Dental Hygiene Month. Dr. Peavy is the only provider of LANAP® laser dentistry in Winston Salem, NC, and he knows the extreme benefits associated with the procedure when patients opt to undergo the LANAP® protocol, for the treatment of their periodontal disease.
Periodontal disease is a serious condition that has been scientifically linked to many dangerous health problems. These include diabetes, stroke, heart attack, pancreatic cancer, and low birth-weight babies. Unfortunately, the condition begins quietly, usually as nothing more than swollen, bleeding gums. If ignored, it can progress quickly into periodontitis, which involves deep areas of infection within the gums, known as periodontal pockets. Gum disease affects millions of people around the world, but it remains largely untreated until serious consequences begin to arise.
To treat gum disease and prevent it from progressing further, Dr. Peavy recommends the LANAP® protocol. This laser dentistry procedure is available at his office in Winston Salem, NC. The procedure works by removing harmful bacteria and infected tissue with the laser. The healthy tissue remains unaffected, so patients typically experience little pain, discomfort or bleeding after the procedure. After removing any plaque from the teeth, the doctor uses the laser to form a blood clot within the pocket and then presses it against the teeth, to create a tight seal against infection. This allows the gums to reattach to the teeth and once again form a strong, cohesive bond.
Those who would like to learn more about undergoing laser dentistry in Winston Salem, NC, in honor of Dental Hygiene Month are invited to contact Dr. Peavy’s office.
About the Doctor
Dr. Kenneth Peavy is a periodontist offering personalized dental care for patients in Winston Salem, NC. Dr. Peavy completed his undergraduate studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He earned his dental degree at the Medical University of South Carolina, College of Dental Medicine. He finished his residency program in General Dentistry at the Medical College of Georgia and his certificate in periodontics at the Medical University of South Carolina. He also earned his Master’s Degree in Health Sciences. Dr. Peavy joined an exclusive group of doctors to offer The Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST™) for gum recession treatment. To learn more about Dr. Peavy and his dental services visit his website at http://www.happygumshop.com and call 336-383-1247.