Millions of Americans each year suffer from periodontal (gum) disease, yet only a small percentage actually receives treatment. Gum disease has been linked to a variety of health complications including but not limited to:
• Heart disease
• Pancreatic cancer
• Low birth-weight babies
Gum disease is an epidemic in this country and around the world, and until now, the majority of the treatment options available included invasive surgery involving cutting the gum tissue down and suturing it back together, or extracting the teeth and recommending dentures or dental implants. But the day has finally arrived when patients in Arlington, Virginia, do not have to fear or put off getting treatment!
Dr. Duke Kim encourages the use of the PerioLase® MVP-7™and the LANAP® protocol (Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure). Using the LANAP® protocol, Dr. Kim is able to remove and kill the bacteria within the pockets of your gums while leaving the healthy tissue behind to reattach to the root surface.
Why Choose Laser Gum Treatment?
Why is this important? You can now enjoy less pain, less discomfort, less recession, less sensitivity, and much better and more predictable long-term results. LANAP® is the first and only FDA-cleared laser protocol on the market and has been proven through extensive science and research studies in the United States and abroad. Quite simply, it is the highest standard of care available in the world for the treatment of periodontal disease. Dr. Kim can often save teeth that have previously been deemed hopeless by naturally regenerating the bone around the tooth.
To learn more about the LANAP® protocol in Arlington, Virginia, we invite you to contact us today at 703-664-1969. Our team of dental professionals will answer any questions you have and schedule an appointment with Dr. Kim to determine if you are a candidate for periodontal treatment using the LANAP® protocol.