Newark, California (EastBayDaily) — Holistic dentist, Dr. Colin Yoshida now offers residents of Newark, CA the opportunity to take advantage of a laser gum disease treatment called the LANAP® protocol, which he provides at his practice in Fremont. This FDA-cleared procedure does not require cutting and sutures. Patients who have lost teeth can also discuss the possibility of dental implants with Dr. Yoshida. These permanent tooth replacements prevent bone and tissue loss below the gum line.
Bacteria around the base of teeth infects the gums if it is not removed by brushing, flossing and professional dental cleanings. The first symptoms of gum disease are typically tenderness and bleeding gums, and if Dr. Yoshida’s patients in Newark seek treatment right away, he can prevent further damage to the tissues and structures around the base of the teeth. As the infection advances, pockets of pus develop and pull the gums away from tooth roots. Moderate to severe gum disease often loosens teeth and may cause them to fall out.
Many dental professionals recommend scalpel surgery, which involves cutting the gums to access and remove infection and calcified tartar. Dr. Yoshida provides a less invasive alternative with the LANAP® protocol. The tip of the PerioLase® MVP-7â¢ laser is inserted below the gum line, where it targets bacteria and infection without causing further damage to delicate tissues. Next, an ultrasonic tool cleans the roots of teeth, and the laser is used a final time to cauterize the area and stimulate new bone growth. The recovery time after this procedure is minimal, and patients rarely experience gum recession that is common after traditional oral surgery.
When teeth are damaged beyond repair, Dr. Yoshida may recommend dental implants rather than dentures or bridges. Rather than sitting on top of the gums, the post of an implant is embedded in the jawbone, where it becomes a solid anchor for the crown of the tooth and stimulates healthy bone growth.
Individuals in Newark, CA who suffer from gum disease or missing teeth can call Dr. Yoshida’s practice in Fremont to schedule a consultation. He provides more information on the LANAP® protocol and dental implants on his website, http://www.fremontdentistry.com.
About the Doctor
Colin T. Yoshida, DDS is a general dentist offering personalized dental care for patients in Fremont, CA. Dr. Colin Yoshida graduated from University of the Pacific School of Dentistry and is part of one percent of dental professionals providing the LANAP® FDA cleared laser procedure for gum disease treatment. To learn more about Dr. Yoshida and his dental services, visit his website at http://www.fremontdentistry.com and call (510) 648-3184.