If you have a pocket around a tooth or a gum infection that is not responding to other types of dental treatments, Dr. Marc Levine may recommend osseous surgery or laser gum surgery in Nassau County and Cedarhurst, NY as part of your treatment plan. Dr. Levine offers several treatment options for patients that may be experiencing some of the side effects of gum disease such as bleeding gums, loose teeth, or bad breath. If you are suffering from any of these symptoms, set up a consultation with Dr. Levine for an evaluation.
Traditional Gum Surgery vs. LANAP®
Doctors have been using traditional surgery techniques such as osseous surgery to manage periodontal disease for several years, but this is not always considered to be the most effective treatment. Since the gum tissue must be pulled back or cut to treat diseased tissue, some gum recession may occur and healthy tissue may inevitably be removed during the process. However, there may be some cases in which osseous surgery is recommended.
The Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP®) has completely changed the way periodontists treat gum disease and it continues to deliver exceptional results. Dr. Levine uses the PerioLase® MVP-7™ to eliminate diseased tissue and bacteria while leaving healthy tissue unharmed. This results in a faster and shorter healing time. LANAP® can also reverse the effects of bleeding gums and some of the other symptoms of periodontal disease to help save your teeth.
If you are experiencing some of the symptoms of gum disease such as bad breath, bleeding gums, or loose teeth, you should not postpone gum disease treatment. Dr. Levine may need to perform osseous surgery or laser gum surgery to restore your oral health.
When you are ready for laser gum surgery in Nassau County and Cedarhurst, NY or need to undergo osseous surgery, set up a consultation with Dr. Levine. We look forward to welcoming you to our office.