If you are interested in learning more about the Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP®) in Nassau County and Manhattan, NY and treatment for bleeding gums, set up a consultation with Dr. Marc Levine as soon as possible. Dr. Levine offers laser gum surgery and several other innovative procedures for patients who are showing signs of gum disease. Here are some frequently asked questions about laser gum surgery:
Q: Are periodontal disease and gum disease the same oral health problem?
A: Periodontal disease is best described as an advanced form of gum disease. It is an infection of the gum tissue that is caused by bacteria that live within plaque. This substance turns into a clear film on the teeth and then hardens to form tartar. Over time, this generates a breeding ground for bacteria which can destroy the bone and tissues that support the teeth. This condition may require laser treatment if it reaches the moderate to advanced stages of periodontal disease.
Q: What are my options for treating periodontal disease with minimal pain?
A: Dr. Levine provides a relatively painless treatment with LANAP® in Nassau County and Manhattan, NY, which continues to be the least time consuming surgical treatment available with regards to recovery time. It is considered to be a minimally invasive procedure and can reverse gum disease symptoms such as bleeding gums.
Q: What are some of the benefits of LANAP®?
A: Laser surgery promotes fast healing times with a minimally invasive technique. When you undergo LANAP® with Dr. Levine, you will not likely experience extensive trauma to the gum tissue or gum recession resulting from treatment. We have found that laser treatment can help to save teeth and also promotes bone regeneration around the teeth.
Q: How do I know whether the laser treatment is safe?
A: The PerioLase® MVP-7™ is an FDA cleared treatment for gum disease and is backed by extensive scientific and research studies that show it is safe and effective for reengineering the gums. Dr. Levine is trained to offer LANAP® and provides effective treatment for bleeding gums.
Q: How do I know if laser treatment is right for me?
If you are concerned about bleeding gums or the overall health of your gums, talk with Dr. Levine about treatment options. He can discuss all appropriate options with you to ensure that you are making the most informed decision about your oral health.
Dr. Levine offers LANAP® in Nassau County and Manhattan, NY and other dental procedures to preserve your oral health. Set up your appointment today!