Laser Periodontal Associates of New York

The Stradivarius Effect: Laser, Light and Healing in the 21st Century

Dr. Neal Lehrman presented to the Scarsdale Dental Society on the use of targeted laser energy in the treatment of periodontal, peri-implant and corollary oral conditions. The discussion was based on both the scientific background of this unique approach as well as review of clinical case studies. Utilizing a targeted delivery of a specific laser energy, Dr. Lehrman described for the attendees a new approach to the removal of unwanted tissues without compromising the underlying healthy periodontal attachment.

Laser Snoring & Sleep Apnea Treatment

The Nightlase Treatment

Correct your unwanted snoring in usually 3 visits! 3 weeks apart, for approximately 30 minutes. Dr. Lehrman has been a Laser Surgeon for more than a decade and has pioneered many innovative approaches to patient care.
Nightlase is a fast, non-invasive, technique using Fotona Laser’s LightWalker ATS Laser to increase the quality of a person’s sleep. This twin laser with a specially designed hand piece warms, conditions, strengthens, tightens, and shrinks the parapharyngeal tissues causing snoring and sleep apnea problems. There is NO PAIN, NO SCALPELS, NO SUTURES, NO SCARRING of palatal tissues as in other techniques. Call us today for a consultation.

Regenalight Lip Depigmentation

Utilizing the same approach that Dr Lehrman has perfected in laser assisted gingival ( gum ) depigmentation, Dr Lehrman is pleased to announce that he is now offering lip depigmentation as an option for those patients that have dark or unevenly pigmented lips. The procedure is usually done in 1 visit with little to no post-operative discomfort as the laser removes the pigment and helps in advancing the healing without any inflammation.

Please contact the office today to see how we can help you achieve your goals. 

Inspiration, Imagination and Innovation: Wound Healing from a New Perspective

Dr. Lehrman delivered a lecture to the Department of Dental Oncology at MSKCC in NYC. The discussion focused on  an innovative approach to the treatment of ONJ and ORN utilizing a specific FDA cleared protocol and Nd:YAG laser. Patients can now have options to treat this devastating disease other than radical resective surgery. As research continues, we are expanding our approach to management of this  unfortunate but expected outcome of many anti-cancer drug regimens.

Treatments NOW available for Osteonecrosis

Osteonecrosis of the Jaw(ONJ) and Osteo-Radionecrosis(ORN), respectively, are two conditions that have been shown to be very destructive to patients who have successfully been treated for many life-threatening diseases. Everyday procedures such as extractions and treatment for periodontal (gum) diseases can become devastating to the patient because of the inability to clot normally to allow for regeneration of healthy tissues. 

Using a novel approach utilizing a specific Nd:YAG laser with an FDA cleared protocol to create both a stable clot to allow for better healing, coupled with bio-stimulation of the areas affected to increase oxygenation of the tissue on a cellular level, Dr. Neal Lehrman DDS has been successfully treating these conditions in his NYC offices.

“The Strad Effect”: Approaches to Treating Peri-implant Disease in the 21st Century

Dr. Lehrman’s seminar at the 64th American Academy of Implant Dentistry in Las Vegas, NV will focus on the issue that is now becoming an epidemic amongst the dental implant community. As communities age out, many well placed dental implants succumb to both peri-implantitis and peri-implant mucositis. The need for a comprehensive approach to combat this ever growing problem is discussed form both a scientific bent with an eye to offering reproducible treatment strategies.

LANAP Program for Patients in Clinics

Dr. Neal Lehrman, Clinical Asst. Professor in the Dept. of Periodontics at Rutgers SDM, is pleased to announce the creation of a LANAP program to treat patients within the dental school/ hospital setting. In conjunction with MDT and the IALD, Rutgers SDM and the dept. of post graduate periodontics has dedicated facilities to house a Periolase MVP-7 laser, which will allow for formal training of faculty and students alike to perform this modality of therapy, both within the confines of the school and once they complete their studies.

Dr. Lehrman is one of a handful of certified instructors form the Institute for Advanced Laser Dentistry , which is the research arm aimed at studying and disseminating information about LANAP, LAPIP and its corollary procedures. He is the first periodontist to perform these procedures in NY/NJ and as well is the first instructor to be certified as a periodontist in the NY/NJ/CT metropolitan area.

Perspectives and Possibilities- Peri-implant disease in the 21st century

GNYDM
Nov 29, 2014
Jacob Javits Center, NY NY

Dr. Lehrman reviewed the current climate in which we as clinicians are confronted not only with failing but also ailing dental implants. A thorough review of the science behind the remarkable LAPIP ™ procedure was explained . Clinical cases were discussed and special attention was paid the idea that soft tissue healing holds as much information for the overall success of dental implants then to counterpart, peri-implant bone. By discussing a procedure which allows for targeted removal of diseased tissue, Dr. Lehrman showed the attendees a viable approach to this fast growing dental implant epidemic, albeit one that caries with it low morbidity and excellent chances for regeneration.

Opening Lower Manhattan Office in Tribeca

We are pleased to announce the opening of our Lower Manhattan Office in Tribeca located at:

23 Warren Street #10
New York NY 10007

Dr. Lehrman will be the first periodontist in Lower Manhattan serving Tribeca, Greenwich Village, SOHO and the Wall Street neighborhoods. Offering not only comprehensive periodontal and dental implant services, but LANAP laser gum surgery as well.

A Clean Tongue 101

Did you know that 50% of the bacteria in your mouth live on the surface of your tongue? Also, a tongue cleaning is the single most important step you can take toward diminishing bad breath.

germs - bacteriaWe all know just how important brushing and flossing is to our oral health, and sometimes tongue scraping takes a seat behind these important steps. However, tongue scraping is just as important! The best way to rid you of bad breath is by scraping the smelly bacteria off. While scraping off tongue bacterium sounds somewhat gross, imagine all the bacteria just sitting on your tongue!

The tip of your tongue is less likely to harbor odor-producing bacteria since it constantly comes into contact with your hard palate when eating and speaking. The friction and contact creates a cleansing action that prevents debris build up. However, the back of your tongue only touches your soft palate, and results in a build up of bacteria. Even if you stick out your tongue while looking in the mirror, you’ll see white, or even a brown colors on the surface of the back of your tongue.

Brushing your tongue is better than not paying any attention to your tongue, but there are other much more effective ways to get your tongue to be squeaky-clean. If you do choose to use your toothbrush, gently move the toothbrush from back to front and along the sides. Try to brush as far back as possible to get all the gunk on the back of your tongue. Be careful, you might find that you have an active gag reflex, but don’t worry there’s a good chance it will diminish over time.

Another option is using a tongue scraper. Many people find that scraping the tongue is much more effective than brushing. You can either purchase a tongue scraper in the toothbrush aisle of your local drugstore, or even use a spoon from home! Just moisten the spoon, turn it upside down and place it at the back of your tongue and drive it forward. You’ll notice that using a tongue scraper/spoon has less of a tendency to gag.

Daily tongue cleaning is a well-established practice in many cultures, however is much less spoken about in the US and Canada. Since cleaning your tongue is relatively easy and quick, we recommend that the tongue be cleaned both morning and evening. According to studies, practicing good tongue cleaning is especially good if you have significant stress, as tongue coating tends to increase during stress. In addition to your tongue cleaning, be sure to brush and floss your teeth daily!