LITTLETON, Colo., Dec. 12, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Dr. Ryan Jenkins of Littleton Implants
"Gum disease is a serious problem, despite the fact that it rarely has painful symptoms, and slowly but surely can lead to tooth loss," said Dr. Jenkins. "The PerioLase MVP-7 dental laser for the LANAP protocol is a tool with scientific proof of its ability to regenerate bone, which is exactly the type of technology I look for in my efforts to improve gum disease treatment."
LANAP gum disease treatment targets the source of gum disease, without harming or removing any healthy gum tissue, decreases pocket depth, and allows the body to recover from the chronic infection without the need for scalpel or sutures. In cases of failing implants, the LAPIP treatment is used to treat peri-implantitis and save the implant. Patients report less pain and less post-op sensitivity and a quicker recovery when compared to traditional osseous surgery.
As an implant specialist, Dr. Jenkins sees plenty of patients with ailing dental implants. The LAPIP protocol allows him to treat these implants and potentially save the implant from being extracted or replaced, which is costly for patients.
"If you already have replaced a natural tooth with an implant, the last thing you want is to then have to replace the implant," added Dr. Jenkins. "Using the LAPIP treatment, we can make the environment in your mouth more healthy for your implant to thrive."
For information on the LANAP and LAPIP treatments, call Littleton Implants & Periodontics at (303) 797-1211 for an appointment.
About Dr. Jenkins Dr. Ryan M. Jenkins is a board-certified periodontist and dental implant surgeon, as well as a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology. Dr. Jenkins is from San Antonio, Texas and attended Texas A&M University, where he graduated with a Bachelor's degree from the May's Business School in 2004. Afterwards, Dr. Jenkins furthered his education at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston, Massachusetts, where he obtained a Doctor of Dental Medicine degree in 2010. Lastly, Dr. Jenkins completed his 3-year specialty training in the field of periodontics at NYU Lutheran in Brooklyn, New York. Additionally, Dr. Jenkins has given multiple lectures and presentations in the field of periodontics and dental implants. Dr. Jenkins and the rest of his staff are passionate about their work as well as the safety and well being of their patients. Littleton Implants & Periodontics provides only the best in patient care utilizing the most updated equipment, technology, and surgical techniques. Dr. Jenkins has also participated in five medical and dental mission trips to Guatemala to provide dental care for the underserved population. He lives with his wife Christi and son James in Littleton and enjoys barbecue, time on the ranch, skiing, golfing, and playing with his dog Charlie.
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