Dr. Richard Amato, Periodontist in Monroe, CT, Raises Awareness of Gum Disease and Diabetes Connection, Offers Laser Gum Therapy

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Periodontist, Dr. Richard Amato, raises awareness of the relationship between diabetes and gum disease in Monroe, CT. Dr. Amato was recently featured on WTNH Channel 8 News discussing how minimally invasive LANAP® dentistry can effectively help patients manage gum disease.

Dr. Richard Amato, Periodontist in Monroe, CT

Trusted Periodontist, Dr. Richard Amato, Raises Awareness of Gum Disease and Diabetes Link

One of the benefits of LANAP is that it’s going to kill bacteria but its not going to harm healthy tissues.

Experienced periodontist, Dr. Richard Amato of Advanced Periodontics and Dental Implant Center of Connecticut, was recently featured on local WTNH Channel 8 News to raise awareness of the connection between diabetes and gum disease. Research has found that those with diabetes are more likely to develop gum disease and those with gum disease in Monroe, CT, may find it more difficult to control their blood sugar. Dr. Amato offers patients with gum disease a minimally invasive treatment option through LANAP® laser dentistry.

Gum disease typically occurs when bacteria infects the gum tissue and without treatment, it can eventually lead to tooth loss and jaw bone deterioration. The beginning stage of gum disease is called gingivitis and is characterized by red, swollen gums, bleeding gums and recurring bad breath. If not treated, gingivitis can advance to periodontitis or advanced periodontitis. These advanced stages of the disease are incurable and can only be managed with routine periodontal maintenance. Without proper care, the bacteria under the gum tissue can spread causing patients to lose their teeth or develop other systemic health conditions like heart disease, stroke or diabetes.

For those with diabetes, gum disease can make it difficult to manage their blood sugar, making the condition much more dangerous. Since patients with diabetes are also at a higher risk of contracting infection, they are more susceptible to developing gum disease.

In order to treat gum disease, Dr. Amato offers minimally invasive LANAP laser dentistry. LANAP utilizes state-of-the-art laser technology which can remove harmful bacteria and infected gum tissue, preventing the spread of bacteria while avoiding damage to health gums. The procedure is often performed in around an hour and does not require scalpels or sutures.

“One of the benefits of LANAP is that it’s going to kill bacteria but its not going to harm healthy tissues,” says Dr. Amato. “One of the things we like is that it offers true regeneration, which means we get the bone back, the ligament back and the cementum on the root surfaces.”

Dr. Amato is a skilled periodontist who commonly treats cases of gum disease in Monroe, CT. Periodontists like Dr. Amato have specialty training in the advanced procedures needed to eradicate infection in the gums and cleanse the mouth. His practice is up-to-date with the latest technologies and treatments to help give patients the most timely, effective and minimally invasive treatments, including LANAP laser surgery and the Pinhole® Surgical Technique for gum recession.

Those interested in learning more about the relationship between gum disease and diabetes or are looking for a periodontist in Monroe, CT, are encouraged to schedule a consultation with Dr. Amato by calling 203-268-2000 or visiting http://www.connecticutperiodontist.com.

About the Doctor

Founder of Advanced Periodontics and Dental Implant Center of Connecticut LLC in Monroe, Connecticut, Dr. Richard Amato, and his associate Dr. Michael Kang, are leading periodontists and dental implant specialists who offer personalized care using advanced technology. He earned his DDS degree from Stony Brook University and his Certificate of Proficiency in Periodontics from Eastman Dental Center at the University of Rochester. Dr. Amato has placed thousands of dental implants. He is the first and most experienced provider of LANAP® laser gum disease therapy in Fairfield County, CT as well as the first periodontist in Connecticut to provide the minimally invasive gum recession treatment, the Pinhole® Surgical Technique. Dr. Kang is a board-certified Diplomate of the American Academy of Periodontology. He completed his residency in periodontology from Columbia University and has published numerous articles on implant dentistry. To learn more about Dr. Amato, Dr. Kang or the services they offer visit http://www.connecticutperiodontist.com and call 203-268-2000.

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