Board Certified Periodontist discusses LANAP . Lanap is an FDA cleared laser procedure that reverses gum disease.
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Patient has had Periodontal Problems Periodontal Problems most of her adult life. Teeth shifting Teeth are loose. She has been seeing a Periodontist. Had Lanap laser gum surgery.
Patient shares her experience with LANAP the FDA cleared gum treatment that can reverse gum disease.
Patient shares her experience with LANAP laser gum surgery having had traditional fap and Osseous Surgery with the Periodonitst.
This video shows Gingival and Bone Grafting with New Attachement. Compare that surgery to LANAP . It is in this clinicians opinion that the former surgery should never be done anymore in light of laser Periodontal Treatment.
Laser Periodontist explains LANAP . “Laser treatment, No incisions, No stiches, No swelling, No bleeding, Cutting edge treatment. No cutting corners to get the best treatment.”
Laser Periodontist explains the sequence of events that take place for LANAP, from the initial phone call to the follow up maintenance. Initial phone call, consultation, review of medical history, review of Dental History, Xrays, Periodontal charting, Pocket depth measearments, then diagnosis. If the patient is a candidate for the laser LANAP procedure ….
Laser Periodontist explains his journey with LANAP . We are very excited to offer the laser technique of Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure. We waited for several years before we adopted the technology. We had to determine it actually worked. We had to see the results from other practitioners around the country. We had to read scientific articles to make sure it worked for our patients.
New evidence from NYUCD supports link between gum inflammation and Alzheimer’s disease NYU dental researchers have found the first long-term evidence that periodontal (gum) disease may increase the risk of cognitive dysfunction associated with Alzheimer’s disease in healthy individuals as well as in those who already are cognitively impaired. The NYU study offers fresh evidence that gum inflammation may contribute to brain inflammation, neurodegeneration, and Alzheimer’s disease. The research team, led by Dr. Angela Kamer, Assistant Professor of Periodontology & Implant Dentistry, examined 20 years of data that support the hypothesis of a possible causal link between periodontal disease periodontal disease and Alzheimer’s disease. “The research suggests that cognitively normal subjects with periodontal inflammation are at an increased risk of lower cognitive function compared to cognitively normal subjects with little or no periodontal inflammation,” Dr. Kamer said. Dr. Kamer’s study, conducted in collaboration with Dr. Douglas E. Morse, Associate Professor of Epidemiology & Health Promotion at NYU College of Dentistry, and a team of researchers in Denmark, builds upon a 2008 study by Dr. Kamer which found that subjects with Alzheimer’s disease had a significantly higher level of antibodies and inflammatory molecules associated with periodontal disease in their plasma compared
Older patients’ oral health critical prior to surgery Elderly patients presenting for surgery may be harboring undetected oral infections that could lead to expensive and life-threatening complications, according to a study in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (June 1, 2010). The entire medical team — including oral care providers — needs to be aware of these risks and conduct preoperative oral assessment in this vulnerable population, according to Jeffrey Yasny, D.D.S., lead author and an assistant professor of both dentistry and anesthesiology at Mount Sinai Medical Center. “Dental infections are often overlooked in preoperative screening,” he said. “They need to be included with any other sources of infection.” The geriatric mouth has elements that are particularly concerning perioperatively: Decreased immunity leaves the geriatric mouth more prone to candidiasis and other fungal infections of the mouth. Decreased salivation leads to a decrease in saliva’s buffering effects and an increase in caries, particularly root caries. As people age and the gingiva recedes, they are more prone to root caries; 50% of people 75 years and older have been found to have root caries, which can lead to periodontal or endodontal infection and increased risk of tooth fracture. Sometimes patients have not had