Campbell, CA (PRWEB) February 03, 2013
In the past, traditional options to treat gum disease involved painful procedures using blades and sutures. Thanks to technological advances, laser therapy can now be used to effectively treat periodontal disease. Dr. Ueno of Ueno Periodontics explains the benefits of laser gum surgery and how his practice has successfully used this innovative technique.
Over 75% of Americans suffer from periodontal disease, which can lead to tooth loss if left untreated. Previously, gum disease treatment primarily involved painful surgery or extractions. Laser gum surgery offers an alternative treatment without the pain or discomfort. Dr. Ueno explains, “Laser gum surgery requires no cutting or stitching. Similar to what Lasik did for eye surgery, laser therapy allows us to treat periodontal patients with a minimally invasive breakthrough procedure.”
Additional benefits of opting for laser periodontal surgery include: little or no post-op discomfort; faster recovery time; and reduced chance of stroke or heart attack associated with some traditional periodontal disease treatments. These results can be achieved with laser surgery because the laser’s wavelength vaporizes the periodontal-causing bacteria. The infected area can then be treated without damage to the surrounding tissue. This procedure involves little or no pain and most patients can return to work or school the same day or the day after the surgery.
In keeping with his mission to provide both high-tech and high-level care, Dr. Ueno is now offering LANAP (laser assisted new attachment procedure), an FDA approved procedure that uses the latest technology to treat patients with gum disease. Using LANAP, Dr. Ueno has seen outstanding results on a daily basis. Dr. Ueno says, “We’ve had many cases where patients come in saying that their dentist recommended that all of their teeth be extracted. We were able to save most, if not all, of their teeth in those cases. This technology has truly changed many of our patients’ lives for the better.”
This innovative procedure is covered by most dental insurances, making it accessible to patients who may need it. Ueno Periodontics accepts many dental insurances, along with care credit, to make laser gum surgery an affordable option for his patients. To learn more about laser gum surgery or other dental services, call 408-371-7617, view the periodontist office on the Web at http://www.uenoperiodontics.com or visit 1930 S. Bascom Ave., Unit 120, in Campbell.
About Ueno Periodontics
Ueno Periodontics is a dental office that offers high-tech and high-care services, such as gum disease treatment, gum surgery, tooth extraction, dental implants, IV sedation and other periodontal procedures. Dr. Jeremy Ueno is a board-certified San Jose periodontist. He is an active member of the American Academy of Periodontology, the California Society of Periodontists, the American Dental Association, the Academy of Osseointegration, the Santa Clara County Dental Society and the California Dental Association.