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Choosing a Gum Disease Treatment

Why Technology Matters

Technology may not be the first thing on your mind when seeking care for gum disease, but it could make all the difference when it comes to your treatment outcome. Dentists who utilize leading technology to treat gum disease in Corpus Christi, TX, are more likely to achieve the treatment results they want.  Dr. Tilman Richards uses advanced technology, including the PerioLase® MVP-7™, to provide precise laser gum treatment. Here are a few benefits of treating gum disease with a laser.

Greater Accuracy

Lasers like the PerioLase® MVP-7™ are specifically designed to treat diseased tissue with impressive accuracy. It can be difficult for dentists to achieve this same level of accuracy when they rely on traditional treatment methods.

Less Discomfort

Most patients find that laser gum treatment is far less uncomfortable than traditional surgery. Laser light cuts through gum tissue more gently than scalpels, and most patients only need a small amount of local anesthetic prior to receiving a laser procedure.

Shorter Recovery Time

Traditional gum surgery is frequently accompanied by post-operative swelling and pain that can last up to four weeks. Recovery from laser gum treatment in Corpus Christi, TX, is much quicker and less painful. In fact, many patients are able to return to their normal routines within 24 hours.


Laser treatment is safe for most patients with gum disease. It also causes less trauma to sensitive oral tissues and has a reduced risk of bleeding and other post-operative complications. Patients who may not be considered good candidates for traditional gum surgery will likely qualify for laser gum treatments.

Visit Us Today

Ready to treat your gum disease symptoms and enjoy greater oral health? Dr. Richards offers cutting-edge laser gum treatment in Corpus Christi, TX, and will gladly offer you a consultation. Call our practice today and schedule your appointment.

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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