It is estimated that as many as 75 percent of Americans over the age of 35 suffer from gum disease, which can destroy teeth, gums and the nerves that serve them. In fact, gum disease is more common than heart disease, stroke, cancer and Alzheimer’s combined. And what is more frightening is that gum disease has been proven to travel to other areas of the body. Left untreated, periodontal infection can increase your risk of developing many other diseases. Consider this.
If you have periodontal disease, you increase your risk for:
Heart disease by 150%
Stroke by 300%
Premature birth and low birth weight babies by 700%
Osteoporosis by 200%
Respiratory infections by 500%
I am not here to frighten you. In fact I want to provide you with information that can actually be comforting and reassuring.
Many people with gum disease are terrified of the treatment because they have heard story after story about traditional treatment which involves scalpel surgery, stitches, bleeding, swelling, pain and numerous trips to the dentist or periodontist’s office.
Those days are over. Laser Gum Therapy has been shown to eliminate periodontal infection and actually assists in the regeneration of gum and bone. The Laser removes only the diseased tissue and leaves healthy tissue alone. Pain is minimal. Patients who have had Laser Gum Therapy most often only have to take Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) to feel comfortable.
If you have periodontal disease, please explore your options. Not all laser gum treatments are the same. The procedure used at Barotz Dental, LANAP – Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure, is the only therapy that is FDA approved. Additionally, the dentist or periodonist must go through advanced training to become certified. Only dentists who have been trained and licensed for LANAP therapy can claim to treat your gums with new attachment and bone formation.
If you want more information, give me a call. I’m happy to offer you a consult at no charge. 303.595.4994.