Periodontal diseases – those which cause inflammation of the gum, at times may even be serious enough to damage the bone and soft tissue supporting the teeth. But there is indeed no reason of worrying when renowned Long Island Periodontist Dr. David R. Scharf is there for your aid.
Periodontal disease or gum disease can only be cured completely by physically removing bacteria and plaque from underneath the gums through surgery. Although, temporary relief can be provided by antibiotics at the initial stages of inflammation. Gum surgery can be carried out by the traditional method of open gum surgery (or Osseous Surgery) in which a large amount of plaque and calculus is removed physically. A more advanced minimally invasive surgery called Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure ( LANAP) or laser gum surgery is used more as a surgical treatment against gum disease.
At Implant dentistry Long Island , Dr. Scharf conducts Laser Gum Surgeries with the best possible care. In the Laser gum surgery, the process starts with measurement of gum to observe the degree of gum inflammation. The laser fiber optic tip is then placed on top of the gum pocket which removes the tissue from inside the gum. This tissue houses the bacteria. The laser selectively destroys the harmful germs and bacteria and the diseased tissue without affecting the healthy tissue. After this, a small ultrasonic device is used to remove the calcium deposits or calculus from the roots. Once again the laser is passed from the bottom of the gum pocket so that the remaining diseased tissue can be removed. This final process completely destroys the bad bacteria, toxins and germs.
The post-surgical treatment includes correction of irregularities by using a T-scan. This is important so that there is no bone loss due to irregularities in the bite.
The procedure is extremely easy and safe with Dr. Scharf whose expertise and care for patients make him the periodontist you can rely on.