The American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association have selected May as National Stroke Awareness month. During May, health care providers across the country will help raise awareness of stroke and the importance of heart health. As a periodontist, Dr. Stephen Daniel actually knows some very important facts about stroke and heart disease. For instance, did you know that cardiovascular health is linked with your oral health? Preventing and managing gum disease (periodontal disease) is actually a great way to help keep your heart and cardiovascular system functioning at its best. In fact, laser gum disease treatment and related laser dentistry in Murfreesboro, TN can have all kinds of positive effects on your health.

Improving Gum Disease Treatment and Outcomes

The LANAP® system is an innovative development in the science of treating periodontal disease. Until recently, the most effective surgical intervention for the treatment of advanced gum disease involved making small incisions and closing them with stitches. Though this remains a dependable procedure, LANAP® treatment offers an alternative that benefits many patients. No cutting or stitching is involved, so discomfort is minimal. Only the harmful bacteria are destroyed; healthy tissue remains intact. The LANAP® system can even stimulate bone growth, which can prevent tooth loss.

LANAP® treatment has other advantages, too:

  • The procedure is quick
  • Healing time is rapid and less downtime is required for recovery
  • Less discomfort during and after the procedure
  • Less subsequent gum recession
  • Less bleeding and inflammation

Promoting Your Health

Gum disease is a concern that affects everyone. Preventing it requires daily maintenance and regular dental cleanings. Periodontists like Dr. Daniel and Dr. Gaydos-Daniel work with people to manage gum disease and other conditions affecting the teeth and gums. Some people, including diabetics and those at risk of developing diabetes, have to take gum disease quite seriously. People with a family history of heart disease should also take steps to prevent gum disease. If you want to get a handle on managing gum disease or if you are concerned about its development, make an appointment with Dr. Daniel by calling (615) 200-1199.