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LANAP®: The Smart Strategyto Combat Gum Disease

It is estimated that over 50 percent of American adults, over the age of 30, suffer from some form of gum disease. Few other serious medical conditions present the same estimated risk. With October recognizing National Dental Hygiene Awareness Month, it offers a great opportunity to discuss prevention and methods of treatment to combat this disease. If you suffer from chronic halitosis or often notice that your gums bleed while brushing, you may potentially be affected by this condition. For those concerned about this disease, laser gum surgery in Corpus Christi, TX, is now available to combat this condition.

The Dangers of Periodontitis

If you are like most people, then you may be unaware of the serious issues associated with gingivitis and periodontitis. Aside from wreaking havoc on your smile, these contributing factors have also been linked to more serious conditions, such as:

  • Heart disease
  • Diabetes
  • Hypertension
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Pregnancy complications

Knowing the substantial effect that this condition may have on your life makes it more imperative to seek necessary treatment, while the disease is still reversible.

The Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure

One such treatment method that has increased in recognition in recent years, is the LANAP® protocol. This form of laser dentistry utilizes an advanced PerioLase digital dental laser, operating at wavelengths of 1064 nm, targeting and eliminating pockets of diseased gum tissue. Due to the accuracy of the laser precision, healthy gum tissue is unaffected, offering an effective, minimally-invasive treatment option. Significant improvement may be noticeable after just one treatment session.

Do not let your gum disease progress to the point of adversely affecting your overall health, especially with the innovative technology of LANAP® in close proximity. A treatment session with Dr. Richards can assist in reversing any damage that periodontitis may have already caused, allowing you to once again, enjoy oral health. If you are ready to reap all of the benefits that LANAP® has to offer, simply give us a call today.

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.
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