Lanap Specialist

Madison Square Dentistry

General Dentists located in Flatiron, New York, NY

Almost half of U.S. adults ages 30 or older have advanced gum disease, which can cause serious oral health problems. If gum disease negatively impacts your quality of life and confidence, Dr. Lawrence Wang can help! Call his office at Madison Square Dentistry, located in Manhattan in New York City, to learn more or schedule an appointment.

Lanap Q & A

What is gum disease?

Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is an infection of your gums. It happens when plaque builds up and hardens on your teeth. Symptoms of gum disease include:

  • Tender or bleeding gums
  • Pain when chewing
  • Bad breath that doesn’t go away
  • Swollen, red gums
  • Sensitive teeth
  • Loose teeth
  • Tooth loss
  • Bone loss
  • Receding gums

How is gum disease diagnosed?

Dr. Wang and his medical team review your medical history and symptoms to diagnose gum disease. He also completes a dental exam and takes X-rays to determine if you have bone loss.

What are the treatments for gum disease?

If you have gum disease, Dr. Wang goes over treatment options that best match your specific needs. You can often reverse gum disease with good oral hygiene, but advanced gum disease requires treatment by a dental professional.

Lanap® PerioLase Digital TruePulse™ laser

The PerioLase Digital TruePulse laser is a minimally invasive gum disease treatment that removes bacteria from infected gums using a laser. The best part is instead of requiring a scalpel and sutures, PerioLase uses a less-invasive laser to clear away an infection.

This technique alters gum tissue, allowing your gums to heal around cleaned, bacteria-free areas. PerioLase won the Pride Institute’s “Best of Class” award and is more reliable, accurate, and comfortable for people than invasive gum disease treatments.

Perio Protect Method™

Perio Protect works well for reversing mild gum disease, and it’s often combined with other treatments if you have moderate or advanced gum disease.

Perio Protect is a nonsurgical, FDA-approved gum disease treatment that uses a powerful antibacterial solution to kill bacteria, clean infected pockets in the gums, and prevent harmful bacteria from returning.

Dr. Wang uses custom-fitted dental trays to administer the Perio Protect solution, so it’s not invasive. Just about anyone can benefit from Perio Protect treatments. There are no needles, no shots, and no cutting!

Ultimately, Dr. Wang works with you to generate a gum disease treatment plan that’s a good fit for your individual needs. Call Madison Square Dentistry to learn more, or book an appointment online.