Philadelphia Periodontist Dr. David Digiallorenzo Gets Great Results with New Laser Treatment Option

September 08, 2009 (PRLEAP.COM) Health News
September 8, 2009- PHILADELPHIA, PA In the three months that Philadelphia PA Periodontist Dr. David Digiallorenzo has treated patients with the PerioLase dental laser, the results have been phenomenal.

Diagiallorenzo has treated about 50 cases with PerioLase, a dental laser manufactured by Millennium Dental Technologies.

The PerioLase is ideal for treating gum infections and for removing overgrown tissues around teeth that can be caused by some medications, including those used to treat heart disease and seizures. The dental laser also creates ideal cosmetic gum lines prior to cosmetic dentistry, he added.

Digiallorenzo, a Philadelphia dental implants specialist, became the first specialist in the greater Philadelphia area this year to offer laser treatment for gum disease.

"This has been a wonderful option to offer patients because it makes for a far less invasive procedure," he said. "Gone is the need to cut the
gums and then suture them back."

For patients, this means a less painful procedure and a quicker healing process. The dental laser technique creates a non-surgical, simple, pain-free method to treat gum disease in one visit under sedation, Philadelphia Periodontist Dr. Digiallorenzo said.

Traditional gum disease treatment methods required peeling back the gums in order to reach the patient's tooth roots and bone. After the procedure was completed, Digiallorenzo had to suture the gum tissue back into place.

About PerioLase

PerioLase was created specifically for laser periodontal therapy and other procedures that involve soft tissue. It is the first dentistry laser that uses digital technology for increased reliability and performance, according to the company's Web site. Digiallorenzo is one of about 1,100 practitioners nationally who use this system.
The PerioLase has been used by professionals since 2002, when the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved it for use.

Learn More
If you would like to learn more about treating periodontal disease via laser therapy or you would like to schedule a consultation with Dr.

David Digiallorenzo, please call (610) 409-6064 in Collegeville; (570) 322-4741 in Williamsport; or visit his Web site:

About Dr. David Digiallorenzo
Dr. David Digiallorenzo, or "Dr. D," graduated from Temple University School of Dentistry in 1993 and completed a specialty in periodontics and dental implantology from the University of Pennsylvania in 1995.

He is an associate clinical professor at the University of Pennsylvania in the Department of Periodontics. He teaches nationally and
internationally and is a regular contributor to dental literature.

Dr. D's private practice in suburban Philadelphia concentrates on periodontics, dental implantology, advanced reconstructive case management and TMJ treatment. It is a unique dental spa with two full-time massage therapists that specialize in reflexology, reiki, massage, aromatherapy and homeopathy. This combination creates a relaxed, optimal healing response.

Dr. D has two office locations: 184 W. Main St., Ste. 200, in Collegeville, PA; and 121 E. Fourth St. in Williamsport, PA.

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