NORTHRIDGE, Calif. (PRWEB) February 15, 2019
Dr. Martin Courtney is pleased to offer the LANAP® protocol gum disease treatment and LAPIP™ protocol for ailing dental implants to the Northridge and surrounding areas. Dr. Courtney's decision to become LANAP protocol trained makes him part of a growing population of dentists looking to provide their patients with top-tier care without sacrificing patient comfort.
"The LANAP and LAPIP protocols are able to address the growing problem of gum disease in our community, which people often do not seek treatment for," said Dr. Courtney. "Just as effective as traditional surgery, these treatment methods provide the benefit of being less painful for patients."
The LANAP protocol can be performed in as little as one treatment session, and is safe to use on patients with health concerns such as diabetes, heart disease, and hemophilia, without discontinuing medication. It is the only scientifically proven laser gum disease treatment FDA cleared to regenerate the bone and tissues lost to gum disease.
Gum disease is a chronic bacterial infection that rarely has any symptoms in its early stages. Despite the lack of symptoms or pain, the disease can still cause serious damage to your mouth, leading to loss of teeth, which has been tied to decreased lifespan. Additionally, several other serious illnesses like cancer, heart disease and diabetes have suggested links to gum disease.
LANAP treatment users laser energy to target the source of gum disease, without harming or removing any healthy gum tissue, decreases pocket depth, and allows the body to recover from the chronic infection without the need for scalpel or sutures. In cases of failing dental implants, the LAPIP treatment is used to treat peri-implantitis and save the implant. Patients report less pain and less post-op sensitivity and a quicker recovery when compared to traditional osseous surgery. The LANAP treatment is a patented procedure that requires doctors to complete advanced training from the Institute for Advanced Laser Dentistry (IALD).
For information on the LANAP gum disease treatment, call Dr. Courtney's office at (818) 456-0246 for an appointment.
About Dr. Courtney
Dr. Martin C. Courtney received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from USC School of Dentistry in 1983. He has been providing excellent, gentle dental care to his patients for over 32 years. Dr. Courtney stays current with the latest advancements in the dental field by taking twice as many education courses as required by state law. Dr. Courtney is a member of the American Dental Association, California Dental Association and San Fernando Valley Dental Society.