Here is a good video that discusses the difference of cost between Traditional Periodontal Surgery and Laser Periodontal Surgery This video does not explain the cost savings in health that have been established in the periodontal literature see our web site and click on LANAP health advantages
This is a video animation explaining gum disease and periodontal pocket charting.
New article published on LANAP in the AAP Journal. P. 96-103http://onlinedigeditions.com/publication/?i=155994&p=66 Introduction: The focus of periodontal surgical procedures has shifted over the past three decades from philosophy basedon resection (subtractive) to one of regeneration of lost tissues (additive). This shift has had particular significance in cases of advancedperiodontitis. When a patient presents with severe attachment loss, regeneration cannot take place until the etiologic factorshave been effectively managed or reversed and the disease progression arrested. Traditional surgical techniques have been successfulin facilitating access and addressing the goal of “pocket elimination.” However, such surgical methods often result in unpleasantside effects, which can be painful and disfiguring. Clinicians have come to accept previous tissue breakdown as often irreversible.Additionally, the theory behind conventional pocket elimination was to produce an environment that promoted ongoing disease controlby facilitating personal oral hygiene. At its best, traditional pocket surgery often falls short of achieving these goals and objectives.Additionally, conventional resective surgical techniques do not adequately address esthetic concerns, whereas surgical techniques,which are directed toward regeneration, have as their ideal outcome the preservation and/or restoration of lost periodontal tissues.Case Series: This case series presents six clinical cases illustrating favorable results using laser-assisted new attachmentprocedure. In all cases, mobility and other
Video of a Dentist that explains the difference of Laser Gum Treatment as opposed to traditional gum treatment.
This is a video of the European Federation of Periodontology and the American Academy of Periodontology regarding the association of gum disease and systemic health
NEW REPORTS CONFIRM PERIO-SYSTEMIC CONNECTION AND OUTLINE CLINICAL RECOMMENDATIONS
Here is a very well done video regarding Laser Gum Surgery. .
This is an interview of a dentist that has used LANAP for 3 years. LANAP is an FDA cleared laser procedure that reverses gum disease. Dentist grows bone on Advanced Periodontal Disease Patients
Another reason why I like to do LANAP = NO Biologics necessary Traditional gum surgery techniques require the use of biologics (extra stuff) Some of these may have serious health complications. LANAP does NOT use any additive materials. It is important to know of all the possible risks involved with Dental Surgery. Has your Dentist or Periodontist given you full informed consent? Here is an article that tells you that you may get “Mad Cow” from Bio-os created from ground up cow bones. Risk of Prion Disease Transmission through Bovine-Derived Bone Substitutes: A Systematic Review. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22171533 Conclusion: This review indicates that bovine-derived graft biomaterials may carry a risk of prion transmission to patients. NO JOKE: I had an uncle pass away from Creutzfeldt – Jakob disease- Mad Cow so I do not take this lightly. PUROS = Human cadaver powder Puros has been removed here for contamination and improper handlingAlistair Cooke’s bones ‘stolen’http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/4552742.stm BODY SNATCHERS http://www.webcitation.org/5mqkhAHFt 2 Years ago at the AAP one of the largest booths was for Medtronic’s Infusehttp://ethicaldoctor.org/articles/bmp/update1.pdf Infuse is a product made of Chinese hamster overaries it is a Bone morphogenic Protien Medtronic Infuse injuries include: As reported in “spine”http://med.stanford.edu/ism/2011/june/carragee-profile-0628.htmlUncontrolled bone growthNerve damageCancerMale sterility/infertilityDifficulty breathing or swallowing (when used in neck surgeries)DeathLoss
Yes according to a new study by United Concordia Insurance you can save $3200 a year in medical expenses if you take care of your gums. So over ten years that adds up to $32,000 Consider almost $100,000 over 30 years. Not bad for cleaning your teeth yearly. United Concordia’s oral health study – the largest of its kind – delivers a strong message: annual heath care savings of more than $3,200 are possible, when you combine the medical and pharmacy savings for individuals with diabetes who are treated for gum disease” http://www.multivu.com/mnr/58161-highmark-united-concordia-dental-gum-di… This study does not show the quality of life improvement achieved by eliminating perio.