Month: October 2017

Patients Prefer LANAP to Traditional Periodontal Surgery

Long Island periodontist Dr. Vasiliki Batalias explains how the LANAP produces less discomfort faster recovery over traditional periodontal treatment. One advantage of the Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP) over traditional periodontal disease surgeries is that it targets only the diseased tissue and it actually kills bacteria that we are not able to kill by… Read more »

Are Your Gums as Healthy as They Should Be?

Medford Periodontist explains how patients with gingivitis are benefiting from the Laser Pocket Disinfection treatment. When patients come into our office with gingivitis or periodontal disease, we know the irritation of their gums can alter their everyday lives. That’s why we use a treatment to help these patients called the Laser Pocket Disinfection (LPD). We… Read more »

Periodontal Scaling and Root Planing Removes Bacteria

Long Island periodontist Dr. Alan H. Farber explains that some patients need periodontal scaling to remove bacteria and promote long-term dental health. Most of our patients come to see us and their dentist four times a year.  We have what we call a preventive care program, and basically the more prevention, the more bacteria you… Read more »

Periodontal Treatment Success is a Team Effort

Periodontal treatment requires the cooperation the patient, the general dentist, and the periodontist to achieve and maintain optimal oral health. When we look at success of periodontal treatment we have to get the answers to a number of questions: Is the gum tissue tighter around the teeth and do the teeth get tighter?  Have we… Read more »