New Procedure Takes Pain Out Of Gum Disease - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

12/8/08

New Procedure Takes Pain Out Of Gum Disease

Three out of every four adults in the U.S. have gum disease. Some symptoms of gum disease are bleeding and/or receding gums and if you let that get worse, you risk losing your teeth.

Now, a new laser treatment can fix the problem and save your teeth. Dr. Stanley Dintcho, a San Francisco dentist, calls it the most impressive new technology he has seen in 35 years because there are no scalpels, no stitches, and no major down time. Dr. Dintcho says, "When the laser fires off intermittently, it ablates or neutralizes or vaporizes all the bad tissues". Robert Giase, who has had the procedure done, adds, "It was very easy.  It was comfortable".

The laser assisted new attachment procedure is FDA approved to treat gum disease. The procedure works by helping get your gums in shape to spark tissue healing and bone regeneration. The procedure is done in one visit and often patients return to work just a few hours later. The cost varies, according to how serious the case is, but most insurance plans do cover the procedure.

If you are interested, ask your dentist about laser treatment for gum disease.

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