Cosmetic & General Dentist
Certified Laser Dentist in LANAP Laser Gum Treatment, Bone Regeneration and Laser Disinfection
Dr. Ahmed is a graduate of New York University School of Dentistry. She is a proud member of the Academy of General Dentistry with over 25 years of experience. She specializes in cosmetic and restorative procedures that give patients a healthy and beautiful smile. She specializes in LANAP® and laser pocket disinfection.
PAIN-FREE LASER DENTAL CLEANINGS
A laser dental cleaning that can kill millions of harmful bacteria living in the pockets between your teeth and gums. It takes only 10 to 15 minutes and is painless. If you’ve ever been diagnosed with gingivitis or more advanced periodontitis, LPD can be an essential addition to periodic dental cleanings. These bacteria, living in periodontal pockets between teeth and gums, are the cause of inflammation and gum disease. This laser procedure is noninvasive and fast.
Over 50% of American adults have gum disease – an infection below the gum line. Gum disease is linked to several health problems – from heart disease, stroke, diabetes and pre-term babies – but only a small percentage of these adults get the treatment they need. Traditional gum disease treatment options involve cutting the gum tissue or extracting the teeth.
LANAP uses the specific wavelength PerioLase® MVP-7™ dental laser to vaporize bacteria deep within the pockets of the gums while leaving healthy tissue intact. Patients undergoing this type of treatment enjoy fast healing times.
During this laser based surgery, your dentist inserts a fiber into the pocket between the gum and tooth. The laser energy kills the bacteria, targeting the source of the inflammation without hurting or removing healthy tissue. The biting surface of your teeth is adjusted to keep from hitting each other with too much force.
Patients report less pain and discomfort post surgery, with less recession of the gums. The LANAP protocol has been FDA cleared to regenerate new bone, new ligament and new cementum – replacing the oral tissues lost to advanced gum disease.