Advanced laser treatment also known as “Millennium Periolase” is helping to end gum disease right here in Central New York. The new treatment starts with CNY native and Periodontist Dr. Ann Marie Adornato.
Nearly 50 percent of adults over the age of 30 have some form of gum disease according to the CDC. In a recent study of oral health in New York, research found that 38 percent of third graders with gum inflammation or cavities went untreated, higher than the national average of 26 percent.
While some of the initial symptoms of gum disease such as bleeding and bad breath can be irritating, more severe symptoms can have life-changing long-term effects. If left untreated, gum disease can lead to increased susceptibility to serious diseases like cancer.
Gum disease is known by dental professionals as Periodontal Disease and Dr. Adornato deals with a full range of gum disease symptoms.
Working with bleeding and tender gums can be painful for patients, she says, but a new advanced treatment has helped patients find relief with minimal pain. When asked how painful the laser treatment is, Dr. Adornato said “On a scale from one to ten I would say a one or a two.”
Dr. Adornato and her team use laser therapy as a solution for the uncomfortable nature of sewing and cutting in a patient’s mouth. Office Manager Karen Myers said patients are “amazed at how they have maybe just a little bit of aching or none at all.”
“I’m a tooth saver” she added.
After two laser treatment appointments, patients are taken care of with a long-lasting program to help them maintain healthy oral hygiene.
Dr. Adornato has roots in the Syracuse Area and has settled down in her hometown to help the community tackle gum disease. To connect with her call (315) 451-7151 or visit oralhealthny.com