Treating Gum Disease With Laser Dentistry
Do you have swollen, tender, or bleeding gums? Do your gums bleed when you floss, brush or eat hard food? If so, you may have gum disease. Other symptoms of gum disease include separating or loose teeth, sores in your mouth, pus between the teeth and gums, persistent bad breath and a change in the bite. Gum disease begins as gingivitis and advances to periodontists, and treatment is necessary to keep your mouth healthy.
The LANAP® Procedure
In today’s world, dentists use all kinds of technology to make treatment more comfortable and less painful. At Tillman Richards DDS, our laser dentistry services include the LANAP® procedure that is a modern technology used to treat gum disease.
Traditional treatment required surgery to treat gum disease, while this new treatment can target the infected areas and kill bacteria located in the gums. With the tiny laser, the dentist can focus the treatment exactly where it needs to be and keep the tissue healthy around the infected areas.
Laser treatment is a minimally invasive procedure with less pain and bleeding. Treatment is usually done in one day and healing is fast. This treatment can also help to regenerate bone tissue in extreme cases.
Other Laser Services
We also use a laser to treat inflammation or infection around the bone or gums at the base of an implant. This is called peri-implantitis and treatment helps to protect the bone.
Some patients have a small piece of tissue connecting the gums and mouth and need a frenectomy to remove it. Although surgery used to be required to remove the frenum from the upper lip or tongue, it can now be done with a laser. This means no stitches, bleeding or complications.
Contact Us Today
Whether you need treatment for gum disease or just want to schedule regular visits with a dentist, give us a call today. We are happy to schedule an appointment for you to discuss your condition with Dr. Richards.
Staff is very friendly. No wait time. They saw me and my daughter in a timely manner and Dr. Richards was so great! The work I had done was completely pain free... Didn't even feel the shot or the work that was being done. The end results were exactly what I needed! No pain, no complaints. Dr. Richards even called the same evening to see if I was feeling okay and to see if I had any questions... Best dental services I have ever had.Marisa B.
No one likes going to the dentist, so you may as well go to the best - Tilman Richards, DDS. The staff makes you feel like family, the office is beautiful, and Dr. Richards goes to great lengths making sure you're comfortable and in as little pain as possible.Patti G.
My family has been seeing Dr. Tilman Richards for years. Him, his wife and staff are the best. When ever we go for a appointment it's like going and visiting friends. Very friendly, one of the best! I can not say enough good things about him and his staff.Douglas W.