Towson Center for Dental Implants and Periodontics is proud to announce Dr. Keyla Torres is now offering laser periodontal therapy! Dr. Torres completed rigorous training to perform LANAP (Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure) this month in New York. Dr. Torres now joins Dr. James Kassolis as the second certified LANAP provider in the Towson periodontal office.
"The laser gives me the opportunity to improve the health of my patients in a new way! Many people have expressed concerns with periodontal surgery, and LANAP will allow those patients to receive care without highly invasive measures. Our training was intensive!" said Dr. Torres after returning. Torres trained under Dr. Raymond Yunka, professor of advanced periodontal therapies at the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine (pictured right) and others.
LANAP is the only FDA-approved laser treatment for periodontal disease and bone regeneration. Simply put, the laser kills bacteria living in the tissue around the teeth causing infection and stimulates bone growth. Towson Center for Dental Implants and Periodontics was one of the first practices in Maryland to begin offering this advanced treatment two years ago. For more information about LANAP, visit our LANAP Laser page. Oral DNA testing is done immediately before the LANAP protocol begins and after it is complete, ensuring the bacteria are identified, destroyed, and health is achieved. The laser can also be used to treat infection around dental implants, in many cases restoring health and allowing patients to retain their investment!
If you are interested in learning about your periodontal treatment options, call 410.321.9477 to schedule your exam and consultation.