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LANAP: The Minimally Invasive Laser Gum Disease Treatment

June 25th, 2020 Laser Dentistry 0 comments on “LANAP: The Minimally Invasive Laser Gum Disease Treatment”

Gum Disease better known as Periodontal disease is increasingly affecting a large portion of the population annually. However, thanks to advancements to major advancements within dentistry major advancements have emerged for gum disease treatment. One of these advancements has led to the Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure also known as LANAP. This procedure allows gum disease to be treated using a minimally invasive laser which makes it easier for dental patients to receive pain free treatment. To learn more about LANAP laser treatments in Brevard, NC and exactly how it is beneficial to dental patients please refer to the points being made below.

 

Here are five benefits to LANAP® laser treatment:

  1. Avoid Gum Recession

Gum recession is a major warning sign that you are beginning to develop gum disease. With this being said it’s highly important to be sure that you are being proactive about seeking treatment.

  1. Recover Faster

Unlike traditional treatment methods the LANAP® laser treatment is minimally invasive, and this means less discomfort for the patient and a decrease in the amount of time it takes to heal.

  1. Experience Less Pain

In the past traditional periodontal disease were thought of as painful because they involved the use of incisions and sutures. However, with the LANAP laser procedure the process is pain free.

  1. Reduce Bleeding

Traditional gum disease treatments often can cause bleeding to your gums because they are sensitive. However, with LANAP the precise lasers help to minimize any chance of bleeding.

  1. Enjoy Lasting Results

Advancements in technology have allowed the LANAP procedure to provide patients with long lasting results. Schedule your appointment with our doctor today for gum disease treatment.

 

Schedule Your LANAP Gum Disease Treatment
If you are in need of LANAP Gum Disease Treatment then please don’t hesitate to contact our Dental office in Brevard, NC to schedule your treatment. Our doctors have the advanced technology as well as the experience to provide you with high quality gum disease treatment. Contact our office today!

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Avoid Sharing Your Gum Disease on National Spouses Day

January 15th, 2019 Laser Dentistry 0 comments on “Avoid Sharing Your Gum Disease on National Spouses Day”

Closup image of woman undergoing laser gum disease treatment in Brevard, NCJanuary celebrates much more than just a new year – January 26 happens to be National Spouses Day, a day to further celebrate the special bond of matrimony. You have chosen to spend your lives together, but that does not necessarily you need to share everything. In fact, Dr. David S. Krishingner, Dr. Jeffrey Root, Dr. John Krishingner, and the rest of the professionals at Water Oak Dental Group, want to remind you that if one of you suffers from gum disease, you might spread the issues through a simple act such as kissing.

Gum Disease Can Spread From Mouth to Mouth

Gum disease is a buildup of bacteria in the mouth. This happens when you eat and drink, and one of the ways that you control these bacteria is through proper brushing, flossing, and visiting your dental professional. However, if you are not diligent with your dental hygiene, you can actually share these harmful bacteria and potentially spread the disease to someone you kiss, such as a spouse.

Laser Treatment Can Help

The good news is that there are a few treatment options for gum disease, including laser dentistry. Laser treatment is beneficial because it is minimally invasive and nearly painless. The special laser tool that Dr. Krishingner uses targets diseased gum tissue and removes it without harming the healthy tissue.

Traditionally, getting rid of diseased gum tissue involved cutting through healthy tissue and a longer recovery period from the surgery. Laser treatment keeps more of your gums intact and takes less time to heal – which means you can get back to celebrating National Spouses Day that much faster.

Schedule a Visit Today

Now is the perfect time to start treating your gum disease so you do not have to worry about spreading harmful bacteria to your spouse or anyone else you kiss. To schedule a consultation at Water Oak Dental Group in Brevard, NC contact our office today.

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Understanding Gum Disease and Alzheimer’s

September 1st, 2018 Laser Dentistry 0 comments on “Understanding Gum Disease and Alzheimer’s”

Cartoon of a brain with a mask on and a body holding a toothSeptember 21 is World Alzheimer’s Awareness Day, a day created by patients, families, and doctors to help the general public better understand this serious disease. It’s also a day for families and especially caregivers to learn more about how to keep loved ones with this condition in their best health. There are a number of correlations between Alzheimer’s and other health conditions, but one that many people do not learn about until it is too late is the link between periodontal disease and Alzheimer’s.

Oral Health and Alzheimer’s Patients

In general, Alzheimer’s is associated with decreased oral health for a variety of reasons. Patients generally forget to take care of themselves without prompting and help, and this can cause basic maintenance and oversight to slip. Additionally, there is documented correlation between the progression of the condition and diseases like gingivitis. It’s important for caregivers to understand how oral health can decline in Alzheimer’s patients and to schedule the cleanings and procedures that will promote good health in their loved ones.

Treating Gum Disease

There are a variety of treatments patients with Alzheimer’s can receive to prevent gum disease or mitigate its effects. They include:

  • Periodontal cleanings
  • Planing
  • Gum tissue grafts
  • Laser dentistry
  • Dental implants to replace missing teeth

Laser gum treatments provide patients with options that are low pain, making it easier on the patient without requiring heavy sedation. They also help prevent the advance of symptoms, and they can be performed multiple times if symptoms do persist.

Make an Appointment Today

Don’t let your loved one’s oral health suffer after the onset of Alzheimer’s. Contact our office today to make an appointment and find out how to take care of an Alzheimer’s patient’s oral health throughout their treatment. At Water Oak Dental, your Brevard, NC dentists Dr. David S. Krishingner, Dr. Jeffrey T. Root, Dr. Niklas Resla, and Dr. John Krishingner have advice for families providing all different levels of care, and experience working with patients with these needs. Make the most of Alzheimer’s Awareness Month and make an appointment.

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Our office is located in Brevard, NC down the street from Brevard College and the Transylvania County Courthouse by Broad and East Main Street. Even bringing patients from Asheville, we proudly serve the communities Hendersonville, Lake Toxaway, Etowah, Mills River, Cashiers, and Highlands North Carolina.