Gum Disease Awareness

February 1, 2021

February is Gum Disease Awareness Month and oral health professionals across the globe are taking the time to raise public awareness about gum disease. Our goal is to educate the public on gum disease and the consequences of leaving it untreated while encouraging patients to take a more active role in bettering their oral health.…

TMJ Treatment

January 26, 2021

What do TMJ and TMD mean? You may have heard your friends and family describing their diagnosis of TMJ, with symptoms of a clicking jaw or earaches, while others refer to it by a different name, TMD. Though these terms can sound the same, they refer to different conditions and we are here to offer…

How Diabetes May Affect Your Oral Health

January 13, 2021

Did you know that over 30 million people in the United States are currently diagnosed with diabetes? It is estimated one-third of adults in the United States may not even know they have diabetes. As the numbers rise in our country, awareness is vital to the prevention and management of this disease. Diabetes is a…

Periodontics: The Practice of Prevention

January 13, 2021

The job of your periodontist is to prevent and treat periodontal disease. A periodontist’s responsibilities include the diagnosis and treatment of periodontal disease- but up until that point, prevention is our primary goal. Periodontists are also experts in treating oral inflammation, which is frequently an early sign of a developing problem. Periodontist Training Your periodontist…

A Letter To Our Family & Friends regarding Coronavirus (Covid-19)

March 16, 2020

Dear Friends, At the Lanap & Implant Center of Pennsylvania, it has always been our goal to protect the health and safety of our patients and staff. The Lanap & Implant Center of Pennsylvania uses Intensive Universal Precautions and Transmission-Based Precautions. However, based on the very serious nature of this virus and pandemic the office is closed…

Philadelphia, PA First Periodontist with Laser Treatment Option

March 16, 2020

Tuesday, May 12, 2009- PHILADELPHIA, PA – The private practice of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania periodontist and dental implantologist Dr. David Digiallorenzo has become the first specialty office in the greater Philadelphia area to offer laser treatment for gum disease. Digiallorenzo recently purchased the PerioLase laser made by Millennium Dental Technologies. “There is no doubt that this treatment is…

Dental Implants: The Metal-Free Option

March 16, 2020

PHILADELPHIA, PA – In the nearly two years since Philadelphia, PA Periodontist Dr. David DiGiallorenzo’s practice was chosen by Z-Systems to be the first U.S. office to offer the metal-free implant alternative, a multitude of our patients have benefited from the innovative system. Dr. DiGiallorenzo, a Philadelphia, PA dental implants specialist, was selected in 2009 by the Swiss…

Gum Disease Can Undermine Your Fitness Routine

March 16, 2020

May is Stroke Awareness Month, and that’s a great time to understand the connection between periodontal disease and stroke risk. People with gum disease are nearly twice as likely to suffer from coronary artery disease as those who don’t have gum disease. Many professionals will tell you to eat healthy and exercise more to reduce your…

Revealing the Truth of Mercury Amalgam Fillings with Dr. David DiGiallorenzo

March 16, 2020

Often referred to simply (and inaccurately) as “silver fillings,” mercury amalgam fillings are comprised of a combination of metals. The most prominent component of these dark, unsightly, and unpredictable fillings is mercury, an element that is toxic to humans. With all of the misleading information available to the public regarding mercury in fillings, it is important to find…

Dental Implant Failure & Antidepressants: What’s the Connection?

March 16, 2020

Antidepressants are used by more teenagers and adults now than ever before. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that one in ten Americans over the age of 12 are on a regular antidepressant regimen. While the majority of mental health professionals agrees that it is a good thing that so many people are being…