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If you have bleeding or swollen gums, you may need to visit our periodontist in Berkeley. In fact, these are some of the earliest indicators of gum disease. In advanced stages, you may experience receding gums, tooth shifting, and bone loss. Treatment for periodontal disease previously consisted of traditional surgery but now, an innovative laser gum treatment is available at the periodontal practice of Dr. Keith Chertok, a skilled periodontist in Berkeley.
How does the Laser Gum Treatment Performed by a Periodontist in Berkeley, CA work?
The Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP®) utilizes laser dentistry to treat periodontal disease with less pain and more convenience for our patients. This laser gum treatment is the only FDA cleared laser protocol for the treatment of gum disease. Our periodontist in Berkeley is trained and certified to provide laser gum treatment and recommends LANAP® over traditional surgery, because patients heal faster after laser gum treatment, due in part to the fact that there are no scalpels used. Our periodontist in Berkeley can treat your gum disease without cutting or sewing. This is especially beneficial for those patients who suffer from severe dental anxiety and avoid dental procedures as a result.
Safe and Effective Laser Gum Treatment by a Periodontist in Berkeley, CA
Periodontal disease has been proven to have a reciprocal link with serious medical conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, and certain forms of cancer. Without treatment by a periodontist in Berkeley to control your periodontal disease, other existing conditions can be negatively impacted. Unfortunately, traditional gum surgery can be difficult for those with conditions like diabetes or hemophilia, due to the risks of bleeding and infection. However, LANAP® laser gum treatment is safe and effective, with no contraindications. Our periodontist in Berkeley can effectively use the laser to minimize and control bleeding during laser gum treatment.
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