Lasers have been successfully utilized in dentistry for decades. Most likely, you have already had a dental procedure performed with the assistance of laser technology. Lasers are frequently used to hasten teeth whitening, remove tooth decay, cure a composite filling, and offer an alternative like laser gum treatment. Dr. Loyd Dowd provides this innovative dental technology.
A laser is basically a beam of light that can be controlled with precision to deliver energy or heat. When this laser comes in contact with soft tissue, as is the case with the gum surgery alternative, it creates a reaction that enables it to cut the tissue, sterilizing the surgical site, and minimizing bleeding.
THE LASER THAT PERFORMS THE GUM SURGERY ALTERNATIVE
The Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP®) is a laser gum surgery that treats gum disease with less pain and less downtime. This gum surgery alternative is possible due to the PerioLase® MVP-7™. The light of the PerioLase® MVP-7™ is not absorbed in healthy tissue, selectively vaporizing diseased tissue and bacteria. The use of laser technology in LANAP® allows Dr. Dowd to safely and effectively treat advanced periodontitis without the use of scalpels or sutures.
Laser dentistry is safe and in many cases, will reduce the need for drills, scalpels, and sutures. The use of lasers does require special training. It is important to ask your doctor if he is trained and certified before undergoing any laser dentistry procedure.
If you would like to learn more about the use of laser dental technology, contact our office for a consultation. Dr. Dowd is trained and certified to perform LANAP®, the laser gum treatment alternative, and can address and questions or concerns you may have. LANAP® is the only laser protocol that has been cleared by the FDA for gum disease.
At Tyler Dental Care, we work hard to provide exceptional dental care. Led by Dr. Loyd Dowd, our team of professionals serves patients from Tyler, Texas as well as the surrounding East Texas area. Considered by some as the best dentist in Tyler TX, we provide advanced procedures such as dental implants, Six-Month-Smiles, implant supported dentures, CEREC one visit crowns, much more effective IV sedation dentistry and bone grafting. Call (903) 508-2184 to schedule your appointment or click here to request an appointment online.