Bleeding gums are often a symptom of advanced periodontal disease, says Wayne, NJ dentist Dr. Bruce Fine. “Fortunately, periodontal disease can now be cured without painful, invasive surgery with the LANAP® treatment, performed with the Periolase laser.”
Online PR News – 01-April-2014 – Wayne, New Jersey – “Some people may believe that bleeding gums are normal, however nothing could be further from the truth,” says Dr. Bruce Fine of Fine Dental Care. “Healthy gums are pink in color and they don’t bleed when they are brushed.” Dr. Fine says that bleeding gums are a strong indicator that a person should seek immediate treatment to avoid worsening problems including advanced periodontal gum disease. Traditionally, treatment for periodontal disease has required multiple office visits, invasive surgery and stitches. However, with the LANAP treatment, periodontal disease is effectively treated in two office visits with no scalpels or stitches. LANAP stands for “Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure”, performed with the Periolase™ laser. A recent TV news story featuring Dr. Fine and the LANAP treatment may be viewed by clicking here.
“When plaque is not regularly cleaned from the teeth bacteria present in the plaque can cause the gums to become irritated," says Dr. Fine. "This condition is called gingivitis, the next stage of progressive gum disease. Left untreated, gingivitis can lead to periodontitis, a much more serious disease characterized by the formation of periodontal ‘pockets’ which separate teeth from the gums and their supporting bone structures. The infection can become severe, causing the periodontal pockets to deepen. The result is tooth and bone loss. This is a chronic, progressive disease that can have an adverse effect on a person’s dental and overall medical health,” he says.
According to the American Academy of Periodontology, research shows that periodontal disease is associated with several other diseases. Recent research demonstrates that inflammation may be responsible for the association. “Therefore, treating inflammation may not only help manage periodontal diseases but may also help with the management of other chronic inflammatory conditions.”
“The damage caused by periodontal disease can only be repaired by eliminating the infection and closing up the periodontal pockets,” says Dr. Fine. “Traditional surgery requires cutting the gums open, cleaning out the disease and possibly recontouring the bone, then closing the area with stitches. Patients can experience less pain and discomfort, less recession and tooth sensitivity, and a much better and more predictable long-term result when having LANAP treatment for gum disease,” he says.
“With LANAP we can remove and kill the bacteria within the gum pockets while leaving healthy tissue behind to reattach to the root surface,” says Dr. Fine. “The treatment also causes the bone cells to regenerate in the same way the body repairs a broken bone. The pockets are reduced without cutting away gum tissue." Dr. Fine says that the LANAP treatment performed with the Periolase™ laser has been proven to be the only laser treatment to have a 100% success rate in tissue regeneration.
For more information visit www.finedentalcare.com or call (973) 646-4935.
Dr. Bruce Fine is a general dentist in Wayne NJ who has been in practice over 28 years. Dr. Fine attended Muhlenberg College for his undergraduate education and continued on to Georgetown University School of Dentistry where he earned his Doctorate of Dental Surgery and taught as a clinical instructor after graduation.