(PRWEB) March 18, 2013
Dr. Randy McCormick brings the only FDA cleared laser designed for gum disease treatment to his Tulsa, OK patients in an effort to aggressively treat periodontal disease. With recent studies estimating 43 percent of Americans age 65 and up will lose six or more of their teeth in their lifetime, treating gum disease is more important than ever. The Laser Assisted New Attachment procedure is designed to remove diseased tissue while also stimulating bone regeneration, decreasing the chances of losing teeth as a result of the disease.
Periodontal disease, or gum disease, has been linked to an increased risk for heart disease, stroke, obesity and low birth-weight or premature babies. Despite the health risks, many people refuse to seek treatment for their periodontal disease because of the fear, anxiety and pain associated with traditional gum surgery. Now with LANAP, Dr. McCormick can offer a treatment that does not require cutting or sutures, such as traditional gum surgery.
With traditional gum surgery the dentist is required to cut the gums and clean the area around the root of the tooth. The diseased gum tissue is then trimmed away, leaving only healthy tissue. The gums are then sutured back in place. Pain after the procedure has been reported to be moderate to severe, with many patients taking days off of work in order to recover. Because the gums are trimmed, many patients report a lower gum line post-surgery, which leads to aesthetic issues as well as an increased sensitivity to hot or cold food and drink.
With LANAP, Dr. McCormick is able to treat his patients’ gum disease without cutting or sutures. This laser alternative to dental gum surgery does not use a blade. Instead, it zaps away the bacteria that cause periodontal disease using wavelengths of light that can tell the difference between diseased and healthy tissue. The procedure causes very little gum recession and very little discomfort for the patient. With LANAP, Dr. McCormick is able to treat periodontal disease before it leads to tooth loss, without the pain associated with traditional surgery.
Randy McCormick, DDS, is a general dentist with over 12 years of experience offering personalized dental care for Tulsa, OK and surrounding areas. Dr. McCormick received his Doctorate from the University of Oklahoma. He then came to Tulsa and joined his father in practice for two years. In 2001 Dr. McCormick began his individual practice with an emphasis on Cosmetic Dentistry in Midtown. He is also 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 Randy McCormick, DDS, and his dental services visit his website at http://www.gumdiseasetulsa.com and call 918-948-8024.