Speech to Text for Patients speak about gum disease treatment
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staying active. during the live at five newshour, we told you about a form of gum disease and an innovative way to treat it. news channel 2's brent kearney now introduces us to two of many paients that have had success with this procedure. "you could tell something good was happening in your mouth, and since then, my gums have been much much better." brian molinaro was one of many of doctor melnyk's patients that had previous prlems th his teeth. for him lonap was his best option. "when you hear the options descbed to you and y think it o there's really no choice. for me their was no way that i would have done the lonap procedure after i learned how g was and whatt would do for my gums. standup: "traditionally, gum disease was treated with this a scapel, now its being treated with this a laser." experts ll us that the painful. "the old way of treating it, often requiredurgical treatments. scapals, stitching, which often was uncomfortable. it was painful and took quite a while to recover from."t mungarialso had problems with gum disease in the past. "my gums bled very easily. i could bite into an apple and their would be blood on the apple. so i knew something wasntighand i had to do something." lonap treats a form of gum disease that that damages tissues in your gums causing the bones supporting your teeth to decay. dr. melnyk says the disease may be hard to detect, but their are warning signs. periodontitis is unfortunately painless.and sohy do whave such a high prevalance of this disease in our cntry and thanswer to that is because it dsnt hurt. ae have this thought if their is no pain in my moutthen everything is ok. and the mouth doesnt work that way. so anytime youee bleeding after brushing or flossing, that would be a sign that you need some attention. "so in a way, the doctor saved your smile, he sure did." brent kearney news channel 2 coming up -- a local rivalry on the ice is renewed between new hartford and clinton. we're live at the