Revolutionary new treatment can save dental implants.
Forest Hills, NY -- (SBWIRE) -- 11/06/2014 -- What happens when a good dental implant goes bad? Many people are finding themselves in this situation today. Dental implants have become the preferred treatment solution to missing teeth. An estimated 2 million implants are placed in mouths annually, and more patients choose this alternative to dentures or bridges. However, the same chronic infection that affects the gums around natural teeth also endangers the gum tissue around implants.
"We are noticing an increase of dental implant patients with gum disease symptoms such as inflammation and bleeding", says Dr. Krishnan. "If not addressed early and treated properly, this disease called periimplantitis can cause gum recession, bone density loss around the implant and eventually may cause loss of the dental implant itself."
A number of reasons may be the cause for peri-implantitis. However, as with gum disease around natural teeth, (peridontitis), poor oral hygiene is often a culprit. Flossing and brushing twice daily for two minutes as well as biannual dental checkups are the best preventative measures one can take. And, if any symptoms are noticed, seeing a Periodontist right away is crucial. Gum disease has been linked to several very serious health conditions including heart disease, stroke as well as cancer.
Thanks to advances in technology and training, there is now a less invasive treatment solution for patients with periimplantitis. Dr. Prabha Krishan, serving patients in the Queens, NY area for over two decades, offers the PerioLase® MVP7TM laser. This LAPIP® laser treatment protocol allows NY Periodontist Dr. Prabha Krishnan to vaporize only the diseased gum cells allowing healthy cells to remain intact. Patients love that there are no cuts, stitches and very little bleeding.
About Dr. Prabha Krishnan
Dr. Prabha Krishnan has practiced in the Queens, NY area for over 20 years. She completed her Doctorate of Dental Surgery from New York University College of Dentistry, with a postgraduate specialization in Periodontics. She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology, an Alumnus of ADA Institute for Diversity in Leadership, and a Fellow of the American College of Dentists, International College of Dentists and the Pierre Fauchard Academy.
Her office may be reached at 718-878-4878 or online at http://www.yourgumspecialist.com