In Recognition of National Diabetes Month, Dr. Ari Moskowitz Informs Patients of Link Between Diabetes and Gum Disease in Catonsville, MD

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Dr. Ari Moskowitz recognizes National Diabetes Month this November, by providing his community with important information about the link between high blood sugar and gum disease in Catonsville, MD. He offers a minimally invasive laser procedure, as an alternative to scalpel surgery, providing his patients an opportunity to experience superior results, without the pain associated with traditional techniques.

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This November, Ari Moskowitz, DMD, is honoring National Diabetes Month with a focus on education and awareness. The risk for contracting periodontitis is significantly increased for those affected by diabetes, emphasizing an even more vital necessity for maintaining optimal oral hygiene. In addition to proper dental hygiene practices, optimal hygiene also involves scheduling regular exams and seeking immediate attention when issues develop. To provide his patients with an innovative alternative to painful gum surgery, Dr. Moskowitz uses advanced laser technology to treat gum disease in Catonsville, MD.

Those affected by diabetes, with uncontrolled blood sugar, often maintain a higher content of glucose in the mouth, creating an ideal environment for the growth of oral bacteria. Plaque then accumulates, calcifying into tartar around and below the gum line, making routine brushing and flossing alone, insufficient for removal. This may quickly lead to inflammation, infection, and disease. Unfortunately, the infection may create difficulties with controlling blood sugar, causing a person with gum disease in Catonsville, MD, to experience negative effects on their other health conditions. Prolonging an appointment with a dentist may lead to more severe health problems in a short amount of time.

Many people experience significant anxiety about dental visits and scalpel surgery can be especially daunting. Rather than using sharp, metal instruments to cut the gums, scrape the roots of teeth, clean and remove the infected tissue, Dr. Moskowitz has become certified to offer the LANAP® protocol. He performs this minimally invasive oral surgery with the FDA-cleared PerioLase® MVP-7™ laser, which has an ultra-fine tip that fits between the gums and the teeth, allowing the area to be treated without incisions and sutures. The laser cleans bacteria and toxins, from the wounds below the gum line, cauterizing them to prevent bleeding and swelling, while stimulating regenerative tissue growth to promote expedited recovery and minimal discomfort.

Anyone suffering from gum disease in Catonsville, MD, can benefit from the LANAP® protocol. For those affected by high blood sugar, it is particularly important to seek treatment during National Diabetes Month. More information about state-of-the-art procedures, performed with the PerioLase® MVP-7™ laser, can be found on Dr. Moskowitz’s website.

About the Doctor:

Baltimore Periodontics Lasers & Dental Implants is a periodontal practice offering individualized care for patients in Catonsville, MD. Dr. Ari Moskowitz has been voted by general dentists as one of the top periodontists in the Baltimore area (as surveyed by Baltimore Magazine). He received his Doctorate of Medical Dentistry (D.M.D.) from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in 1998. Immediately following dental school graduation, he gained entrance to the prestigious University of Maryland- Baltimore College of Dental Surgery Periodontology Program for residency training, where he received a Certificate as a specialist in the field of Periodontics in 2001. Dr. Moskowitz believes in continuing education and is proud to offer advanced periodontal techniques, such as the LANAP® protocol and Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation Technique™, to provide the best possible outcomes. To learn more about Baltimore Periodontics Lasers & Dental Implants and the services they provide, please visit their website at or call (410) 774-5441.

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