Springfield, MO (PRWEB) October 12, 2015
Dr. Leo Tokarczyk is honoring National Dental Hygiene Month in October by inspiring patients who suffer from gum disease to seek appropriate professional treatment. Dr. Tokarczyk is a periodontist who performs laser dentistry in Springfield, MO, to remove periodontal disease, promoting the development of healthy gum tissue and protecting patients from long-term health complications. With laser periodontal treatment, Dr. Tokarczyk also provides patients a targeted, less-invasive alternative to conventional surgery.
People who fail to seek treatment for gum disease risk various health complications. The disease can have irreversible and harmful effects on gum tissue, teeth, and the underlying bone. Gum recession, bone damage, and tooth loss represent typical side effects of advanced periodontal disease. Studies have also proven that this disease may promote chronic inflammation throughout the body, potentially raising the risk of other health problems. Research even points to correlations between periodontal disease and serious illnesses, such as pancreatic cancer, stroke and heart disease. Due to the increased likelihood of these risks, Dr. Tokarczyk urges patients to seek treatment as soon as signs of periodontal disease become apparent.
Dr. Tokarczyk performs laser dentistry in Springfield, MO, to ensure greater accuracy during surgery and improved final outcomes for patients. By using a magnifying system and a dental laser, Dr. Tokarczyk can precisely remove diseased gum tissue and clean bacteria from the surface of the teeth, while preserving as much of the healthy tissue as possible. This facilitates expedited healing and spares patients from unnecessary discomfort. The use of a laser, which can assist in sterilizing the gum pockets, may also reduce the risk of infection which occurs during any surgical procedure.
Since changes in oral health can occur gradually, Dr. Tokarczyk reminds patients of the importance of monitoring potential symptoms of gum disease. Common warning signs include bleeding, pain, recession or swelling of the gums. People who notice these symptoms should not delay seeking information on the benefits of laser dentistry in Springfield, MO. To schedule appointments with Dr. Tokarczyk, patients are encouraged to visit his website or contact his practice office today.
About the Doctor
Dr. Leo A. Tokarczyk is a periodontist dedicated to providing excellent care to patients in Springfield, MO. Dr. Tokarczyk offers the most current treatment options to his patients. He focuses on periodontics, implants and periodontal plastic surgery that help patients achieve a healthier mouth. His undergraduate dental degree at the University of Missouri at Kansas City, and post graduate residency at the University of Missouri at Kansas City and the Veterans Administration Hospital at Leavenworth, Kansas allowed him to develop great expertise in periodontal treatment. He is an active member of The American Dental Association, Missouri Dental Association, Greater Springfield Dental Society, and the American Academy of Periodontics. To learn more about the services offered by Dr. Tokarczyk please visit his website at http://www.springfieldperioimplants.com or call (417) 882-2880.