Bone and Tissue Regeneration with LANAP Surgery

Why Advanced Laser Gum Treatment is Essential for Overall Health Ongoing research has shown that gum disease and periodontal disease may contribute to the development of strokes, heart disease, diabetes, dementia/Alzheier’s and even some cancers. Gum Disease and Heart Disease The National Institute of Dental and Craniofascial Research demonstrated that oral bacteria responsible for gum […]

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What Is A Periodontist?

According to the American Academy of Periodontology, a periodontist is a “dentist who specializes in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of periodontal disease, and in the placement of dental implants”. What is Periodontal Disease? Almost half of the adults living in the United States today suffer from periodontal disease. Periodontal disease or periodontitis begins as […]

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Laser Dentistry

Laser Dental Surgery Almost half of the adults living in the United States today suffer from periodontal disease. This varies from mild gum inflammation all the way to severe cases where the disease causes tooth loss. Many studies have shown that poor oral health can extend outside of the mouth to affect other areas of […]

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The Connection Between Gum Disease and Heart Disease

Is there a connection between gum disease and heart disease? Heart disease is the leading killer of men and women in the US, with about 735,000 heart attacks occurring each year. Studies link periodontal disease and heart disease and even show that dental problems can exacerbate existing heart conditions. According to the American Academy of […]

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Dental Implant Failure

Save dental implants with LAPIP® We previously covered failing dental implants with LAPIP® (the laser guided solution to peri-implantitis) as the solution. We also covered alternatives to dental implants with LANAP® (the same PerioLase MVP-7™ laser used in the LAPIP® treatment) being the solution to curing gum disease, saving your natural teeth. In this article, […]

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Alternatives to Dental Implants

Tooth replacement options for missing or loose teeth. Previously, we talked about how dental implants can fail due to improper care and or incorrect fitting by your periodontist. We talked about how the LAPIP® procedure (using the same laser as successful LANAP® procedures) can help save your dental implants and prolong their use. In this […]

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Take Extra Care of Your Dental Implants

Staten Island Periodontist cautions patients to pay attention to dental implants to avoid peri-implantitis Of the 30 million Americans missing teeth in one or both jaws, the number of patients turning to dental implants continues to increase. According to the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, 3+ million currently have implants, and that number is growing […]

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Treating Diabetic Patients with Periodontal Disease

Using the LANAP® Protocol for Periodontal Patients with Diabetes According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), diabetes affects over 9.3% of Americans. That’s 29 million people that have this disease caused by the body not producing enough or any insulin. Diabetes occurs when the body can not break down the sugar (glucose) which causes […]

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Whiten Your Teeth

Does the tissue test have you down? You’re not alone! The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry has reported that the majority of people are interested in having whiter teeth. Time magazine quoted a study from the journal PLOS One that reported both men and women being attracted to bright, white smiles. Additionally, they noted “job […]

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Failed Dental Implants

Save Your Dental Implants with the LAPIP® Protocol According to the American Academy of Periodontology, 64.7 million American adults aged 30 or older have periodontitis, the more advanced form of periodontal disease. These are the reported causes, with the potential of millions of undiagnosed cases, periodontal disease can damage the gums and bone structure of […]

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