Monday, May 18, 2009

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Gum Disease Can Kill You

"Gum Disease Will Kill You" "Save your own life" "Your Mouth is Connected to Your entire body" This is what Whoopi Goldberg said on the View.

Periodontal Osseous Surgery

Friday, May 8, 2009

How much pain will I have with Gum Surgery?

Pain is subjective but after doing over 300 LANAP cases I have found that on a scale of 1-10 most patients say it is about a 3 out of 10 the next day and a week after. The most common complaint I have seen is sensitivity to cold after the surgery that usually lasts about 1 month.

Here is a video of a patient that had Traditional Osseous Surgery on his top teeth then Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure on the bottom teeth. He compares the difference.

Periodontal Surgery

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Laser Bacterial Kill

This is a good article that shows the diference between the ND:Yag and the Diode laser where it coresponds to killing P.Gingivalis. A known bacteria in Periodontal disease.

Link to laser article

The take home is "The dfference in therapeudic index between Nd:YAG and diode indicates that the pulsed Nd:YAG has a 16 times greater selectivity for destruction of pigmented oral
pathogens than the diode laser"

Laser Gum Surgery