- December 28, 2013
Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, affects more than 80% of Americans. A lot of people may not even be aware they suffer from periodontal disease because they are not familiar with the symptoms, or do not think it is a big deal. Luckily, Drs. DiGiallorenzo and Bui are here to make sure your gums are as healthy as possible with periodontal therapy using LANAP.
Though a lot of people may not know it, if you don’t take care of your periodontal disease early, it can wreak havoc on other areas of your body. Untreated periodontal disease can put you at a higher risk of heart disease, dementia, stroke, bone loss, tooth loss, and much more. Unlike other periodontal lasers, LANAP, Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure, does not cut your gums. LANAP removes the infected tissue, not cutting it, which eliminates the stitching and pain normally associated with periodontal therapy. LANAP also encourages the regeneration of healthy gum tissue, allowing it to have a stronger attachment to your tooth. Because of all of these benefits, LANAP is considered to be a more holistic way of tackling your periodontal disease.
Along with using LANAP to help with your periodontal disease, our doctors may encourage the use of antibacterial and nutritional therapy. There are also things you can do at home! Be sure to brush and floss at least twice a day, and invest in an antibacterial mouthwash. With the assistance of our experienced doctors, LANAP, and your own doing, you can definitely be on the road to excellent oral health!
Contact either our Williamsport or Collegeville office today to schedule an appointment! Dr. DiGiallorenzo and his team are happy to welcome patients from the Philadelphia area and beyond to participate in our outstanding, holistic dental care that leaves teeth happier and healthier than ever before.