In order to have a healthy establishment, it is important to have a solid foundation. Many people forget about the foundation of their teeth, which are the gums. Many people think that if their teeth are white and straight, they are healthy, which is not necessarily the case. With over 80% of the population having gum disease and not knowing it, it is very important you recognize the signs. If you feel as though you suffer from gum disease, Dr. Barry Polansky is able to help using laser gum disease therapy.
Some of the signs of gum disease are sensitive, swollen gums that are red, bleeding during brushing or flossing, and the gums receding from the tooth. Though it may not seem like a big deal to some, studies have shown that untreated gum disease puts you at a higher risk for heart disease, stroke, dementia, bone loss, tooth loss, and much more. It is important that you schedule an appointment immediately if you feel as though you have gum disease.
Dr. Polansky treats his patients who have gum disease with LANAP (Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure). What he does is puts a soft tissue laser in your mouth, which is about the thickness of three hairs. The laser targets the infected gum tissue, and eradicates the bacteria causing your gum disease. The laser also promotes healthy tissue growth, as well as reattachment to the tooth. Because the procedure is not invasive, our patients are able to proceed with their daily routines after their appointment! No anesthesia or sutures are required, making treating your gum disease easy and efficient. If you’re curious about how Dr. Polansky can help with your gum disease therapy, make an appointment today, and we’d be more than happy to assist you!
Dr. Barry Polansky provides complete dental care to all of our patients from our Cherry Hill dental office. We serve patients from Voorhees, Marlton, Haddonfield, Haddon Heights, Audubon, and surrounding areas. Call us today to schedule your appointment.