Bleeding, swollen, red gums–these are the devastating symptoms of periodontitis or advanced gum disease, a dental condition affecting millions of American adults and a major cause of tooth loss and systemic health effects.
Dr. Polansky heals gum disease with gentle laser treatments
Cherry Hill LANAP gum disease therapy eliminates gum pockets filled with infectious bacteria, allowing soft oral tissues to heal, grow, and re-attach to tooth roots. Teeth regain pink, viable gums and solid and secure jawbone.
An outstanding alternative to traditional and painful manual scaling, root planing and gum surgeries involving incisions and suturing, the Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure gives hope to patients with periodontal disease. It does so quickly and comfortably during a simple, in-office treatment under the skillful hands of Barry Polansky DMD.
What’s the big deal about some red gums?
The big deal about red gums is infection and inflammation. Careful dental exams show that gum tissues infected by bacteria-filled plaque and tartar actually pull away from teeth and root surfaces. Bone recedes, too, substantially weakening support for tooth roots. Over time, teeth loosen, shift and even fall out. People with gum disease often hide their smiles and suffer from chronic bad breath.
Additionally, the accumulated oral bacteria beneath the gum line affects systemic health by way of:
- heart attack
- hardening of the arteries
- rheumatoid arthritis
- Alzheimer’s Disease
- pregnancy problems
- low birth weight infants
How LANAP treatment in Cherry Hill works
Approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), LANAP takes 2 sessions of about 2 hours each using the Perio Lase MVP-7 dental laser. Dr. Polansky selects the areas needing treatment and effectively targets the oral bacteria for eradication. Also, he debrides or removes the gum tissue damaged by infection without cutting, pain, substantial blood loss or stitches.
During follow-up visits, treated areas have shown to be healed, gums have reattached and miraculously, bone begins to regenerate. This regenerative process is literally unheard of with conventional periodontal therapies.
Who can have LANAP?
Dr. Polansky evaluates patients to determine if they are good candidates for this treatment. People with mild to moderate periodontitis make the best candidates. Dental and medical history are important deciding factors, too.
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