Corpus Christi Dentist, Dr. Tilman Richards, Accepting New Texas Patients for Treatment of Moderate to Severe Periodontal Disease With Innovative LANAP Laser Procedure

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Dr. Tilman Richards is now offering patients the option of the Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP) as a periodontal disease treatment. As a general dentist who has practiced in Texas for 29 years, Dr. Richards is now using the only FDA cleared laser treatment, LANAP, for treating patients with gum disease.

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Dr. Tilman Richards is offering laser gum surgery as a new periodontal disease treatment.

Tilman Richards, D.D.S, is one of a small percentage of dental professionals able to offer the Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure for patients needing periodontal disease treatment. As a dentist, he understands the dangers of untreated gum disease and wants his patients to be comfortable with treatment. The LANAP procedure is minimally invasive and usually includes a relatively small amount of pain and discomfort.

Technology improves many areas of life, and this is becoming true for dental care. Dr. Richards has trained on the LANAP procedure so that he can offer patients an option other than traditional gum disease treatments. As the only FDA cleared laser procedure for dentistry, LANAP is changing the way that many patients receive care for periodontal disease. Using a very thin laser, Dr. Richards eradicates bacteria that have become trapped in the pockets of the gums. The healthy gum tissue is stimulated to attach back to the surface of the tooth's root. The bone is also stimulated to regenerate. The LANAP treatment does not generally cause a great deal of pain, and it is considered to be minimally invasive. This allows patients to heal in a relatively short period of time.

There are millions of people in this country that suffer from the effects of periodontal disease each year, and many go untreated. Dr. Richards hopes those suffering from periodontal disease in the Corpus-Christi area will seek treatment. There are many health problems associated with gum disease including diabetes and heart disease, among others. He realizes that the more options a patient has, the more likely a patient will actually seek treatment for periodontal disease. His desire is to provide treatment options that will appeal to a broad spectrum of people so that fewer patients will suffer the debilitating side effects of gum disease.

For patients looking for an alternative to traditional gum disease treatment, the LANAP laser procedure is a viable option. Positive long-term results have been documented, and the procedure is FDA cleared. For more information on this procedure, visit

About the Doctor

Tilman Richards, DDS operates a general practice offering patients personalized dental care in Corpus Christi, TX since 1984. Dr. Richards graduated with honors from Sam Houston State University with a Bachelor of Science in biology, and he attended Baylor Dental School in Dallas where he received his degree as a doctor of dental surgery. He is also a member of the American Dental Association, Texas Dental Association and Nueces Valley District Dental Society. Dr. Richards is part of one percent of dental professionals providing the most recent FDA cleared laser procedure for gum disease and periodontal treatment. To learn more about Tilman Richards, DDS and his dental services visit his website at

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