As a board certified Philadelphia periodontist, Dr. I. Stephen Brown is a capable specialist in the treatment of receding and infected gums. While many people think of periodontal treatment in terms of painful and obtrusive surgery, Dr. Brown prefers to use non-surgical options whenever possible. He has been a pioneer in developing new approaches to treat periodontal disease as an infection in his own Philadelphia practice. Dr. Brown has also taught many courses on the subject and is recognized as a leading authority of Anti-Infective, Non-Surgical Periodontal Therapy.
Treatment for Gum Disease
Gum disease, or periodontitis, is an epidemic in America that affects the health of the teeth and jaw, and is linked to heart disease, diabetes, strokes, and many other systemic health problems. Symptoms start out small with bleeding and inflamation of the gums. If left untreated the gums will begin to recede, leading to bone loss and eventually loss of teeth.
Dr. Brown is adept at many different periodontal procedures including the following:
His goal in treating periodontal disease is to defeat the source of the problem - the infection - without damaging healthy tissue. Dr. Brown was the first periodontist in Philadelphia to offer LANAP, a laser gum treatment that can reverse the effects of gum disease without cutting and without pain. The procedure kills the bacteria causing gum disease and reseals the gums with the teeth. As a result, bone tissue can regenerate and most patients never need to have the treatment again.
Come see your Philadelphia Periodontist
If you are concerned about preventing or treating gum disease, contact The Perio Group to learn more about the nature of periodontal disease, how to prevent it, and the many treatment options that have proven successful. The experts at The Perio Group will examine your gums and determine the most effective treatment options for your needs. We strive to provide our patients with effective, clinically proven, and in most cases non-surgical treatment choices. Contact us to schedule an appointment today.