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What are the consequences of periodontal disease?

Medical experts have found many instances where periodontal disease can exacerbate other medical conditions such as heart disease, stroke and diabetes. As we continue to research how periodontal disease affects each one of these it is important that we obtain optimal dental health.

Lanap Therapy - Effective in treating periodontal disease.

What is LANAP therapy?

LANAP THERAPY is a periodontal treatment which stands for Laser-Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP™). It is a recent periodontal therapy that allows for the effective treatment of periodontal disease with no need to remove gum tissue. LANAP™ uses a gentle, non-invasive procedure in the treatment of gum disease. There is no need to cut gums, suture or remove tissue. The periodontist uses a precision laser that can kill up to 99% of the periodontal disease by targeting the becteria that lies in the periodontal pockets. The bacteria has no way of escaping the laser and bacteria cannot adapt but simply dies. LANAP™ is an effective periodontal treatment due to the fact that there is no cutting needed and no suturing unlike other methods of treating periodontal disease. Because the laser is so precise it allows us to avoid removing a significant amount of periodontal tissue. Therefore the patient experiences a quicker recovery and experiences minimal tooth loss and loss of bone mass once the procedure has been performed

Alternative Treatments for periodontal disease - Arestin Antibiotic Treatment for Gum Disease

Another procedure used to treat gum disease is the use of the periodontal antibiotic arestin. Once this is applied directly into the patient’s periodontal pocket it starts to work on the harmful bacteria that is present - it works almost immediately and works for a few days after the dental appointment. For periodontal treatment this can be used by itself or in conjunction with other periodontal procedures such as root scaling planing.

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  • There may be an abcess or pimple on the gums.
  • The tooth may be become sensitive to hot and cold.
  • The patient may experience severe tooth ache.
  • There may be swelling or tenderness around the tooth.

What are the symptoms of Periodontal disease?

When a patient experiences periodontal infection it is usually a painless process until the point where it reaches an advanced stage. These symptoms below could be indicators of periodontal infection.

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  • There may be an abcess or pimple on the gums.
  • The tooth may be become sensitive to hot and cold.
  • The patient may experience severe tooth ache.
  • There may be swelling or tenderness around the tooth.
  • Patient may have swollen or red gums.
  • During brushing the gums are bleeding.
  • Patient has sore, tender or aching gums.
  • Patient has receding gums.
  • There is pus between the teeth and gums when you press down.
  • Patients teeth no longer fit together the same way.
  • Dentures no longer fit the same way.
  • Teeth begin to separate, become loose or protrude.
  • There are spaces in a patient’s teeth.

It is important to note that your gums can look and feel very normal. However you may still have deep pockets of periodontal disease. In order to be certain about whether you have periodontal disease it is important to ask your dentist to examine your gums and look for signs of infection.

Important links regarding periodontal disease

  • https://www.webmd.com/oral-health/tc/gum-disease-topic-overview#1
  • http://www.colgate.com/en/us/oc/oral-health/conditions/gum-disease/article/what-is-periodontal-disease
  • https://www.perio.org/consumer/types-gum-disease.html
  • http://www.mouthhealthy.org/en/az-topics/g/gum-disease

Choosing a dentist in Park Slope

Are you looking for a new dental practice for yourself or your family? Whether it has been years since your last dental appointment or you have just moved New York, the decision you make when choosing a dentist can have a significant impact on your life.

Your comfort level with this dental practice, its affordability, and the overall quality of the services you receive there will influence the regularity of your appointments. When you add to that equation the reality that oral health is a major component of overall health, it is easy to see how much the choice you make now matters for years to come.
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