Wayne, NJ Dentist Dr. Laurence Breiterman Alerts Patients to the Connection Between Pancreatic Cancer and Gum Disease

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Dr. Laurence Breiterman at Advanced Dental Techniques alerts patients to the link between gum disease and pancreatic cancer. He offers laser gum surgery as an advanced alternative to traditional periodontal treatments in Wayne, NJ.

Dr. Laurence Breiterman warns gum disease sufferers of the connection between gum disease and pancreatic cancer.

Almost half of all Americans age 30 and over have some form of gum disease. Unfortunately, many neglect to seek treatment. Recent research supports a causal link between periodontitis and pancreatic cancer. To reduce risk without the pain of traditional periodontal treatments, Dr. Breiterman advises his Wayne, NJ patients to consider laser gum surgery.

The chronic inflammation associated with gum disease is believed to be the culprit behind an increased risk of developing pancreatic cancer. Low-grade inflammation in the body over long periods of time can work to disarm the immune system. The immune system is then unable to properly guard against cancer cells. It is extremely important to reduce risk because pancreatic cancer has low survival rates based on five year estimates provided by the American Cancer Society.

The beginning stages of gum disease are characterized by symptoms that may seem innocuous and easy to ignore including swelling, redness, bleeding and sensitivity of the gums. This stage, called gingivitis, can usually be easily treated through increased diligence in the sufferer’s personal care routine. If allowed to advance, the disease could progress and require surgery. Older methods of periodontal treatments involve cutting away the gum tissue, scraping away diseased tissues and then suturing the gums back into place.

Dr. Breiterman recommends the Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP) to qualified patients. This procedure uses a highly advanced laser instead of a scalpel to easily remove damaged tissue while leaving healthy tissue intact. This allows for faster healing times and less discomfort in patients. Because this form of treatment does not require a scalpel and can typically be done in only two short sessions, patients who are fearful of traditional dentistry may prefer laser gum surgery.

To find out more about the link between periodontal disease and pancreatic cancer and the importance of preventative care through advanced periodontal treatments in Wayne, NJ, visit http://www.newjerseygumsurgery.com.

About The Doctor

Advanced Dental Techniques is a general practice offering personalized dental care for Wayne, New Jersey patients. Since graduating from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Dr. Laurence C. Breiterman’s desire to become one of the best has led him to pursue almost 3,000 hours of continuing education. In 2007, Dr. Breiterman received the Mastership Award from the Academy of General Dentistry, which recognizes a dentist's commitment to advanced dental education. He is part of one percent of dental professionals providing the LANAP FDA cleared laser procedure for gum disease treatment. Dr. Breiterman is also a Fellow in the International Congress of Implantologists and a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. To learn more about Advanced Dental Techniques and their dental services visit their website at http://www.newjerseygumsurgery.com and call (973) 694-2835.

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