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Laser Gum Treatment Offered by Dr. Krishnan

Queens, NY Periodontist, Dr. Prabha Krishnan Offers New Laser Gum Disease Treatment, an Alternative to Traditional Scalpel and Suture Gum Surgery

Dr. Prabha Krishnan is pleased to offer LANAP (Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure) as a periodontal treatment option to patients in the Forest Hills and Queens NY area. This minimally invasive surgery provides the most advanced gum disease treatment solution and lowers the effects of other health complications such as diabetes and heart disease.

Prabha Krishnan, DDS, of Queens, NY now performs the latest non-invasive treatment for gum disease where there is no cutting or stitches involved. She uses the recently FDA-cleared laser procedure (LANAP) to specifically target only the diseased tissue leaving surrounding healthy gum tissue unaffected. In addition, the laser stimulates new bone growth in the jaw improving the prognosis of hopeless teeth that would have had to be extracted.

The LANAP® procedure utilizes the highly specialized PerioLase® MVP-7™ laser to provide a very predictable and results driven treatment. Damaged gum tissue is removed while also creating a new attachment of healthy tissue to a tooth’s root surface. Queens area patients do not have to worry about gum line recession or increased sensitivity which are symptoms associated with traditional periodontal treatments.

For patients who may have already lost teeth, this non-invasive procedure can improve oral health and the likelihood of dental implants being a success. Dental implants cannot be placed in diseased tissue. Previously those suffering from periodontal disease and subsequent bone loss had only dentures or bridges as a treatment alternative. This advanced gum disease treatment now gives hope and the possibility for smile restoration using dental implants.

Dr. Prabha Krishnan has practiced in the Queens, NY area for over 20 years. She completed her Doctorate of Dental Surgery from New York University College of Dentistry, with a post graduate specialization in Periodontics. She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology, an Alumnus of ADA Institute for Diversity in Leadership, and a Fellow of the American College of Dentists, International College of Dentists and the Pierre Fauchard Academy. She invites you to contact her office at 718-878-4878 to schedule your treatment consultation.

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