Speech to Text for LONAP, TREATS GUM DISEASE
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way to celebrate that and make people aware," the american heart association says you can reduce your risk factors by quitting smoking, managing your blood sugar and blood pressire, lowering your cholesterol and staying active. according to dentists - periodontal disease or gum disease is an epidemic throughout the country. studies show that half the population over the age of 30 has this. the good news is that its entirely treatable. news channel 2's brent kearney visited a local dentist that is using an innovative technology to treat this disease. its lled the lanapprotocol. its laser treatment that rids your mouth of gum disease. now this isnt the type of laser that you see in the movies. its much smaller, and depending on the patient, the treatment can be relatively painless. dr. melnyk of new hartford has been in practice for 36 yea. he's been treating patients with periodontitis or gum disease with scapal surgery. now he's1 of only 3 dentists in the aa ading hiscapal for thisa lasercalled "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 morepleasant for me." periodontitis is a form of gum disease that damages the tissue in your gums and can also destroys the bone suppoting your teeth leading to tooth loss. dentist say the worst part of the disease, is that it can be relatively hard to see. "periodontitis is unfounately painless.and so why do we have such a high prevalance of this disease in our country and the answer to that is because it doesnt hurt. and wehe is thought if their is no pain in my mouth then everything is ok. and the mouth doesnt work that way. " experts say treating periodontitis using lanap becomt options. use courtesy here "we use a laser fiber that is the thickness of 3 human hairs. we go under e g line andill the bacteria that causing the periodontal disease. it zaps the enflamed infected tissue but leaves the healthy tissue alone so recovery is much faster. but anytime you see bleeding after brushing or flossing, then that would be a sign that you need some attention." the warning signs that you want to look out for is if when you brush or floss your gums bleed. if that happens it may be a good idea to have your dentist take a look. you said this treatment has been around for a while, what has the success rate been ? dr. melnyk has treated close tahousandpatien for this f which successful. and coming up at 6, i'll introduce you to some patients who have went through this treatment