Nashville, TN (PRWEB) January 19, 2013
The Nashville Periodontal Group can now treat patients suffering from gum disease with the new FDA cleared laser procedure. Studies are showing that this disease is more prevalent among adults in the United States than many people realize, and unfortunately many who are affected by the disease do not seek appropriate periodontal disease treatment. The new LANAP procedure allows treatment to occur with a minimum amount of invasion, which leads to minimal pain or discomfort as well as a shortened down time.
The PerioLase MVP-7 is a laser that has been designed for dental procedures and is extremely selective in what it affects. It will kill the bacteria that cause gum disease as well as dissolving or eliminating diseased gum tissue while not harming the healthy gum tissue that is in the affected area. At the same time, it does not harm the bone or teeth but instead stimulates the regeneration process in the gums.
With traditional gum surgery, a scalpel is used to cut away diseased tissue, which can lead to more gums being removed than with the laser. This means that the LANAP treatment helps reduce the incidence of receding gums in most patients. One of the problems with receding gums is that if they recede far enough, there isn't anything left to hold the teeth in place and teeth can be lost. Because the LANAP periodontal disease treatment reduces gum recession, it also helps to save teeth that might otherwise be lost.
The entire procedure is done in the office and most people find that there is a minimal downtime associated with it. Pain and discomfort are minimized with the use of the laser, and healing time is short. Find more information on gum disease and the LANAP procedure at http://www.nashvillleperio.com.
Nashville Periodontal Group is a periodontal practice offering patients’ personalized dental care for Nashville, TN. Drs. Bill Akin and Brian West are part of one percent of dental professionals providing the most recent FDA cleared laser procedure for gum disease and periodontal treatment. Along with laser dentistry they have a strong focus on patient education on gums. To learn more about Nashville Periodontal Group and their dental services visit their website at http://www.nashvilleperio.com and call (615) 800-3686.