(PRWEB) December 08, 2012
Robert Mokbel, DDS, uses the Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure to fight gum disease in a gentle yet effective manner. LANAP is the only FDA cleared laser procedure used for periodontal disease treatment. The specialized laser uses wavelengths that target the bacteria and diseased tissue while not harming healthy gum tissue. The procedure generally causes little pain or discomfort and requires very little recovery time. It has been studied and tested both in this country and in other countries and has the data to prove its effectiveness.
Gum disease is a problem that is reaching epidemic proportions in the United States with more than 100 million adults estimated to be suffering from it. Only a small percentage of those affected actually seek the necessary treatment to eliminate the disease. While many people only think about the dental problems the disease can cause, it is actually much more of a problem than most people think. When a person has periodontal disease, they essentially have open wounds in the gums that give bacteria or infections access to the bloodstream. This means that infection can spread to other parts of the body and increase the incidence of disease. Gum disease has been linked to such issues as stroke, diabetes, respiratory disease and heart disease, just to name a few.
It is likely that some people avoid getting periodontal disease treatment because they are afraid of possible pain from the treatment procedure. With the new LANAP laser surgery, there is minimal discomfort, so this fear can be relieved. Others may avoid the procedure because they feel they don't have time to spare. LANAP patients are often able to return to business as usual later the same day they have the procedure, so this issue is also put to rest.
The bottom line is that periodontal disease treatment is necessary both for oral health as well as for overall optimal health. With so few dental professionals certified on the procedure, patients from across the state visit Dr. Mokbel to receive treatment. More information about LANAP can be found at http://www.scdentalimplants.com.
Robert Mokbel, DDS is a prosthodontist offering patients personalized laser and implant dentistry for Fountain Valley, CA for over 28 years. Dr. Mokbel received his Prosthodontic degree in Paris, France where he did four years of research in prosthetics and in occlusion and attended Periodontal courses, He then arrived at USC where he taught prosthetics since 1983. He is part of one percent of dental professionals providing the most recent FDA cleared laser procedure for gum disease and periodontal treatment. To learn more about Robert Mokbel, DDS and his services visit his website at http://www.scdentalimplants.com.