Chicago, IL – August 31, 2015 – The condition you may refer to as “gum disease” is also called periodontal disease. The American Dental Association defines periodontal disease as the inflammation of the gums that if severe, can led to the loss of the tissue that hold your teeth in place. Periodontal disease if the number one cause of tooth loss. According to the U.S. Surgeon General, this condition affects eighty-five percent of American adults age 18 and older.
Family Dental Care™ is excited to announce the offering of a safe, effective and comfortable in office treatment for periodontal disease, LANAP or laser assisted new attachment procedure.
LANAP is an FDA-approved full mouth protocol used to treat periodontal disease. Under local anesthesia in the office, a tiny laser fiber is inserted between the tooth and gum to remove diseased tissue. The tooth roots are then thoroughly cleaned of tartar and plaque. A fibrin clot is then created by the laser to seal the pocket. This allows for the regeneration of the tissues destroyed by periodontal disease.
Before LANAP, patients with periodontal disease typically underwent scalpel and suture periodontal surgery, an invasive tissue-removing procedure, which causes sensitivity, root exposure, and an increase risk of root caries. In addition, recovery can take weeks.
LANAP does not cut or remove tissue. No sutures are placed. Therefore, the procedure is less painful, less invasive, and a much shorter recovery period. Most importantly, LANAP provides regeneration of lost tooth support which traditional gum surgery cannot.
“By reducing post-operative pain and recovery time, LANAP eliminates many of the reasons that so many patients hesitate to seek treatment for periodontal disease and helps me ensure that they get the best possible dental care,” said Dr. Alexander Alemis, D.D.S., FAGD.
There are many different types of lasers used in dentistry today, and NOT all lasers are created equal. LANAP is a strict protocol with very beneficial outcomes.
All dentists who perform LANAP are required to complete a comprehensive three-day, clinical, hands-on, dentist-to-dentist training at the Institute for Advanced Laser Dentistry (IALD). Additional training sessions at six and twelve months helps dentists hone and refine their techniques. Dr. Nicole Lambert, D.D.S., is a LANAP Gum Treatment Protocol Certified Dentist at the Family Dental Care™, 313 E. River Oaks Drive, Calumet City, IL 60409 – for more information and to schedule your next appointment, call (708) 862-2328.
Periodontal disease treatment is covered by most insurance carriers.
For more information visit: http://www.familydentalcare.com