- March 25, 2010
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Dr. David DiGiallorenzo, a Philadelphia, PA dental implants specialist recently taped a segment of The Wellness Hour with Randy Alvarez, which airs at 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday nights on WNET Channel 13 in the Philadelphia market.
The segment focuses on spreading the word that there are other options for treating periodontal disease than the traditional “cut and stitch” method, said the Collegeville and Philadelphia, PA periodontist.
DiGiallorenzo discusses the single-visit laser technique called laser-assisted new attachment procedure- or LANAP- as a favorable alternative to traditional surgical treatment. Prior to LANAP, DiGiallorenzo had to cut into a patient’s gums, peel back a portion of the gum to expose the teeth and scrape the plaque and tartar build-up from the teeth. After the cleaning, he would fold the gum back down and suture it so it could heal.
“The pain after this procedure is not pleasant,” he said, “but using the laser accomplishes the same thing without painful cutting and suturing.”
DiGiallorenzo seized the opportunity to appear on the news-style broadcast as a means of getting the word out on the LANAP procedure.
“I actively seek ways in which I can help dispel the myth that periodontal treatment has to be painful,” said the Philadelphia, PA periodontics specialist.
Randy Alvarez hosts The Wellness Hour, a cable television leader in health information and news . The show airs throughout the United States and Canada, reaching more than 47 million homes.
The program’s goal is to provide medical and wellness information that can assist viewers in making informed decisions regarding their health.
If you would like to learn more about laser treatment of periodontal disease or you would like to schedule a free consultation to determine if you are a candidate for non-surgical treatment, please call one of the Philadelphia, PA periodontists in Dr. DiGiallorenzo’s practice: 610-228-4366 in Collegeville; 570-505-6908 in Williamsport; or visit Dr. DiGiallorenzo’s Web site: www.perioimplants.us.
About Dr. David Digiallorenzo
Dr. David Digiallorenzo, or “Dr. D,” graduated from Temple University School of Dentistry in 1993 and completed a specialty in periodontics and dental implantology from the University of Pennsylvania in 1995.
He is a past associate clinical professor at the University of Pennsylvania in the Department of Periodontics. He teaches nationally and internationally and is a regular contributor to dental literature.
Dr. D’s private practice in suburban Philadelphia concentrates on periodontics, dental implantology, advanced reconstructive case management and TMJ treatment. It is a unique dental spa with two full-time massage therapists that specialize in reflexology, reiki, massage, aromatherapy and homeopathy. This combination creates a relaxed, optimal healing response.
Dr. D has two office locations: 184 W. Main St., Ste. 200, in Collegeville, PA; and 121 E. Fourth St. in Williamsport, PA.
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