Effectively & Comfortably Treating Gum Disease with LANAP

When left untreated, gum disease can cause serious problems such as bone loss and gum recession. The good news is that advancements in dental technology have improved the way that this disease is treated.  The LANAP procedure is a more comfortable, effective way to treat gum disease.

Known as the Laser-Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP for short), this method involves using a special laser to remove infected and dead gum tissue. The healthy, live tissue is left unharmed. In fact,  LANAP stimulates healthy gum tissue to regenerate.

The following animation explains how LANAP works:

In comparison to other traditional gum disease treatments, patients who undergo LANAP can expect:

  • Less discomfort after the procedure
  • Less inflammation and bleeding during and after the procedure
  • A lower risk for dental decay
  • A more aesthetically pleasing appearance of the gums
  • A faster rate of healing and gum re-growth

If you have gum disease, please ask our staff about using LANAP as your treatment solution. To make an appointment, call our office at 919-468-6410.

Take care of your smile!

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We’re Here to Help!

We're Here to Help!

In 2010, Dr. Kazmer was featured in Cary Living Magazine when he gave a deserving patient free treatment. Today, pages of the magazine article are on display in our Office Manager Angela’s office.

There is something about those photos that makes them memorable. The smile on the patient’s face after treatment says it all – it is obvious that she is thrilled to be able to show off her new smile.

That is the wonderful thing about periodontics. Every day, our staff gets to help people. Seeing the smiles of happy patients is so rewarding.

However, periodontics is a rewarding field of practice for more than cosmetic reasons. While we are working to make smiles more beautiful, we are also improve the state of a patient’s  oral health. This is important for many reasons. For one, gum disease has been linked to other medical problems and can lead to tooth loss and bone damage. Also, dental problems can make it difficult to eat. By enabling patients to eat, smile, and talk without concern, we are improving their quality of life.

I (Maya, the Social Media Coordinator here at Kazmer Perio) experienced first hand the impact that the work of Dr. Kazmer and the rest of the staff can have when I received a dental implant in May of 2016.

Before receiving my implant, I managed to get by with solutions that were certainly workable, but not always the most comfortable or practical. After getting my braces off, a fake tooth was placed on my retainer. It was aesthetically pleasing, but every time I took my retainer out to eat, the spot where I was missing a tooth became visible to those around me.

I later had a Maryland bridge placed in the space. This bridge was not easily removable, so it was always in my mouth, even when I ate. It solved the problem of having to take my retainer in and out each time I wanted to eat, but I had to be careful. I could not bite with my front teeth, with the exception of some soft foods. Over the years, I began experiencing problems; the tooth popped off repeatedly and the bridge eventually broke.

Having a dental implant placed solved this issue completely. Since the implant was placed into my jaw bone, I no longer have to worry about having a tooth that comes in and out. Also, it’s strong enough for me to bite into anything that I want. The fact that the crown of the implant (the part that looks like a tooth) looks incredibly natural is icing on the cake!

Being able to have a lasting impact on patients that improves their life is one aspect of periodontics that makes it so worthwhile.

If you are looking for  a periodontist, please contact our office. We’d love to help you!

Take care of your smile!

 

Did You Know? 10 Interesting Facts about Dr. K & Kazmer Perio

It can be hard to get to know your doctor, especially when you only get to see him or her a few times a year. Like all of us, Dr. Kazmer is a regular guy with a family and hobbies. He also happens to be a periodontist with a practice that has its own special traditions. To help you get to know Dr. Kazmer and Kazmer Periodontics a little bit better, here are 10 interesting facts about the man behind the dentist’s mask and the practice that he owns.

1. Our practice has its own special shade of blue, something our Social Media Coordinator Maya likes to call “Kazmer Blue.”

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2. Dr. Kazmer is a graduate of both Tufts University in Medford, MA and The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in Chapel Hill, NC. Go Jumbos! Go Heels!

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Photo: “Tufts Universtiy” by Eric Kilby
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Photo: “Old Well” by William Yeung

3. Our office celebrates employee birthdays with cake. Yum 🙂

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4. Dr. Kazmer and his wife Janet have 4 children, 2 boys and 2 girls.

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5. Dr. Kazmer is very adventurous and enjoys skiing, boating, scuba diving, and traveling with his family.

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6. Dr. Kazmer has German roots.

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Photo: “German flag” by fdecomite

7. Our office has been hosting an annual Oktoberfest celebration for 17 years now.

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8. Dr. Kazmer was born and raised in Guilderland, NY (Albany County).

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Photo: “Wormer Road – Guilderland, New York” by Doug Kerr

9. Speaking of Dr. Kazmer’s hometown, this is what he looked like as a child:

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10. Dr. Kazmer’s wife Janet has her own business, Preston Counseling Services. There is an entrance to her office within her husband’s practice.

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Did any of these facts surprise you? If so, let us know what you think in the comments below!

Have a wonderful rest of your week and take care of your smile!

 

 

 

It’s the Little Things That Matter Most

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Happy New Year! We hope that you have enjoyed these first few days of 2017.

With a new year comes new hopes, dreams, and of course, New Year’s resolutions. If you are looking for some ideas for resolutions, check out our post from 2016. In this post, we are going to focus on what 2017 means for us as an office.

This year, we hope to continue providing the same great care to all of our patients, both new and current.

That means you’ll be greeted with friendly smiles and feel welcomed as soon as you walk in the door.

And we will talk with you to decide on the treatment plan that’s best for your situation.

On the day of surgery or some other procedure, Dr. Kazmer and his assistants will be prepared and ready to give you the highest quality of care possible.

We’ll share important moments with you on social media, whether it be an employee’s birthday,

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a seasonal celebration,

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or the addition of a new piece of technology that will make your experience at our office even better.

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And we’ll even try to have a little fun when we can.

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Because to us, it’s the little things that matter most.

Thank you for the support that you all have shown us over the years. We love being able to share special moments with you. Take a look at some of the exciting things that happened for Dr. Kazmer and the rest of our staff in 2016:

Take care of your smile!

(That might make a good New Year’s resolution, don’t you think?! 🙂 )

 

 

In Case You Missed It: Oktoberfest 2016

Dr. Kazmer has been hosting an annual Oktoberfest celebration for 17 years now! While it is not nearly as big as the main Oktoberfest that is hosted in Germany every year, we’d like to think that our version is pretty fun, too! We sure put a lot of work into making it a success. In case you missed the festivities, here are the highlights of this year’s event.

1. The commemorative glasses were simple, yet still festive.

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Attendees receive an Oktoberfest glass, and every year the design is different. This year’s design featured a beer mug surrounded by wheat and a blue checker pattern.

2. We gave away a lot of great prizes!

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From pumpkin cookies to baskets filled with lotions and soaps, some of our lucky guests received wonderful goodies to take home!

3. We loved seeing everyone’s wonderful smiles!

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Our guests are the best, and Oktoberfest certainly would not be the same without you all. Thank you for coming!

4. Pelican’s SnoBalls came to share their icy treats with us again this year! 

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Mmm…looks good! 🙂

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Pelican’s makes the best “SnoBalls” (similar to snow cones, but the ice is fluffier!) If you haven’t tried one yet, you’re missing out. Go visit a Pelican’s in your area!

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Front row: (from left to right) Sarah, Ramona

Back row: (from left to right) Christy, Jennifer, Jill, Dr. Kazmer, Erica, Niki, Angela, Janet

Whether you attended this year’s celebration or not, we hope to see your office at next year’s Oktoberfest!!

As always, take care of your smile! 🙂

What to Expect During Your First Visit

Going to a doctor’s office for the first time can be a bit of an uncomfortable experience due to the amount of uncertainties involved: Will you like the doctor (Dr.Kazmer doesn’t bite, we promise!)? Can he provide you with the treatment that you need? What will happen during the visit?

We want you to feel as prepared as possible for your first visit. The infographic below is full of information that new patients should be aware of, so start reading! 🙂

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Hopefully this post has helped you feel more at ease. If you are looking for more information that you don’t see here, check our website or call us at (919) 468-6410.

We can’t wait to meet you! In the meantime, take care of your smile!

 

How to sELECT the Right Periodontist for You

Decision 2016 Perio2016 is an election year, which means that there are plenty of decisions to be made.

Which news sources will you listen to? Which candidates will you trust? In the end, who do you believe deserves your vote?

Choosing a periodontist is similar to electing a president, in a way. No, there are no long speeches or debates. But you, as a patient, still have an important decision to make.

Is the information on the doctor’s website helpful? Do you trust the statements that the doctor and staff make on and offline? And ultimately, which doctor is the right one for you?

While answering these questions can be difficult at times, hopefully this checklist will make the process easier for you:

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To give you some key information about our office, we’ve filled out the checklist:

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If you are searching for a periodontist and would like to keep a checklist handy, feel free to download this free PDF version of the checklist.

We wish you the best of luck finding the periodontist that is best for you and hope to see you in our office soon!

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to call us at (919) 468-6410. You can also visit our website: www.kazmerperio.com

Take care of your smile!