New York Periodontist Encourages Early Gum Disease Diagnosis and Treatment for Those Desiring to Keep Their Natural Teeth
Gum Specialist Dr. Prabha Krishnan Preserves Natural Teeth Using Advanced Laser Treatment
Forest Hills, NY — (SBWIRE) — 09/29/2015 — A vast majority of, if not all, Americans would agree that keeping their own set of teeth is a high priority on their to-do list, yet a large number of people in this same category are faced with gum disease which can prevent them from doing so. Whether caused by poor oral health habits, diabetes or underlying medical issues, tobacco use, pregnancy, medication, chronic stress or even lack of access to professional dental cleanings, periodontal disease is the leading cause of tooth loss among adults. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly half, 47.2% of adults, have some form of gum disease.
Tooth loss occurs when plaque accumulates in the mouth. The bacteria in the plaque eat away the bone that holds the tooth in place causing gum disease which, if left untreated, can result in tooth loss.
There is hope, as Dr. Krishnan explains, and early diagnosis is the key to keeping your teeth. “Patients that want to avoid tooth replacement procedures should seek an evaluation with a board certified Periodontist as soon as any signs or symptoms of gum disease appear. Many patients are not aware that a newer and FDA-approved laser alternative exists that is much more comfortable,” says Dr. Krishnan.
LANAP® (Laser Assisted New Attachment Protocol) is a quick and very effective laser treatment that supports regeneration of bone tissue which is often a vital tool for treating periodontal disease. As a gum surgery alternative, the LANAP® treatment removes periodontal disease while preserving and restoring natural teeth. Dr. Krishnan, a certified LANAP® protocol periodontist in Queens, can use the procedure to fight gingivitis as well. During the procedure, the specialized laser targets the infected pockets between the teeth and gums. Pulses of laser light are emitted removing bacteria and inflamed gum tissue without harming the surrounding healthy tissue.
The LANAP® procedure is widely used by expert periodontists all over the world, but not every Periodontist has the certification or knowledge that Dr. Krishnan has to use this laser protocol. Patients in the Queens, NY area who are nervous about traditional gum surgery which includes cutting and stitching can seek a free evaluation with Dr. Krishnan.
About Dr. Prabha Krishnan
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 Alumna of the ADA Institute for Diversity in Leadership. Her office may be reached by phone at 718-878-4878 or online athttp://www.yourgumspecialist.com