NEW HARTFORD, N.Y. - It wasn't until the second human study that Dr. Roman Melnyk bought into the LANAP Protocol.
He's has been in practice for 36 years treating patients with gum disease. After he discovered LANAP, it changed the way he treated patients.
"We've been using this for about seven years and to be honest with you, It's like I started a new career. It is so much more pleasant for the patient which makes it so much more pleasant for me," said Dr. Melnyk
Dr. Melnyk specializes in treating Periodontal disease.
Before LANAP, gum disease was treated by surgery involving cutting and stitching the tissue on the gums, which can be painful.
LANAP swaps out the scalpel, for a laser. Depending on the patient the treatment can be painless.
Periodontal disease damages tissue in your gums. It can also destroy the bones supporting your teeth causing tooth loss.
Unfortunately the disease is painless making it hard to detect. But, experts say that their are some warning signs that you should look out for.
Bleeding of the gums when you are flossing or brushing your teeth is not normal. If this happens, report this to your dentist.
Dr. Melnyk has treated close to a thousand patients. The patients that he has treated through the LANAP Protocol, have all reported positive outcomes.
"When you hear the options described to you and you think it over, there's really no choice. For me their was no way that I wouldn't have done the LANAP procedure after I learned how good it was and what it would do for my gums," said Brian Molinaro.
Dr. Melynk says the cost of the treatment would be around the same as a normal surgery.
He hopes that people who do see the warning signs, report it to their dentist to save from furthur trouble down the road.
*The video contains a misspelling of the technology -- it is LANAP Protocol.
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