Port Angeles, WA (PRWEB) May 21, 2014
Dr. Nathan Gelder now offers his patients laser gum surgery as an alternative form of gum disease treatment in Port Angeles, WA. With the Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP®), Dr. Gelder can remove gum disease while minimizing damage to surrounding healthy tissue. This gum surgery alternative can improve the likelihood of patients keeping their teeth and avoiding systemic health problems associated with periodontal disease.
Dr. Gelder’s laser gum surgery is relatively quick and minimally invasive. Dr. Gelder begins the procedure by taking a measurement of the patient’s gum pockets and then using the PerioLase® MVP-7™, a specialized laser, to remove periodontal disease. The procedure does not require cutting, suturing or the loss of healthy gum tissue. The laser actually cauterizes the surgical site, lowering the risk of infection. It also stimulates regeneration in the bone, reducing the likelihood of tooth loss. Patients who choose this gum surgery alternative typically experience little pain or bleeding combined with a quick recovery time.
Dr. Gelder advises patients to pursue gum disease treatment in Port Angeles, WA sooner than later because people with gum disease may have a high risk of developing other health problems. Research has found an association between periodontal disease and diseases such as stroke, heart disease and pancreatic cancer. Gum disease is also known to cause gum recession, tooth loss and even loss of jawbone density. LANAP® is highly effective in treating even advanced periodontal disease, reducing the odds of patients experiencing these problems.
Dr. Gelder encourages his patients to take note of changes in their oral health that may signify an early stage of periodontal disease. Symptoms include pain, bleeding and swelling of the gums. Changes in tooth positioning and persistent bad breath can also be early indicators of periodontal disease. Patients who notice these symptoms should schedule an appointment for gum disease treatment in Port Angeles, WA as soon as they can by calling Dr. Gelder’s office. Patients are also welcome to visit Dr. Gelder’s website to learn about the benefits of LANAP® as a gum surgery alternative or other treatments Dr. Gelder offers.
About the Doctor
Sequim Family Dentistry is a general practice offering personalized dental care for patients in Sequim, VA since 2006. Dr. Nathan Gelder received his DDS from Oregon Health and Science University in Portland. After graduation, Dr. Gelder gained post-graduate experience in the Navy, completing a general practice residency at Camp Pendleton’s naval hospital in California, then serving for three years at a marine air base in Japan, Iwakuni. Dr. Gelder belongs to the one percent of dental professionals currently providing the Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP®), the first FDA-cleared laser procedure for gum disease and periodontal treatment. Dr. Gelder is the only doctor within a four-hour radius to offer this cutting-edge procedure. To learn more about the dental services at Sequim Family Dentistry, visit http://www.sequimlaserdentistry.com or call (360) 639-4477.