Q: How does one deal with periodontic disease and bone loss? A: We utilize laser treatment to treat periodontal disease whenever possible. It is less invasive and doesn’t require flaps. We have been performing the FDA-cleared LANAP protocol for over 7 years with great success. All of this can be determined after a thorough consultation
How does one deal with periodontic disease and bone loss?
Category: Gum Disease
Q: Is it possible to totally cure gum disease? A: We can stabilize gum disease, regenerate bone, and get the gum tissues healthy again. I feel we can maintain and keep the disease in check. Totally cure the disease? I know we have maintained patients in our Laser Periodontal practice close to 29 years. I
Q: Is good oral hygiene the best way to treat gum disease? A: Oral hygiene is critically important to prevent gum disease. However, sometimes you need professional help to help regenerate bone that has been lost and to get the periodontal tissues in better condition. The use of the LANAP protocol is a possible option
Q: Do you usually need surgery for gum disease? A: There are different degrees of gum disease. The goal is to stop the disease process, regain gum health, and retain teeth. Gum disease is an infection process. Its damage is mainly in the jawbone supporting the teeth. The damage is generally irreversible. Some stages of
Q: When do your teeth and gums begin to heal after a gingivectomy/laser gum removal? A: To most effectively treat gum disease, the ND/YAG laser is the treatment of choice. In our practice and teaching at Columbia University School of Dental Medicine and Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center(more), we utilize different types of lasers. Diodes are