Corpus Christi, TX Dentist, Dr. Tilman Richards, Is Expanding His Patient Base To Include Gum Disease Patients In Portland, TX For Laser Gum Disease Treatment

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Dr. Tilman Richards is now expanding his patient base for gum disease treatment to include residents of Portland, TX. Dr. Richards is a dentist for gum disease that utilizes the Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP).

Dr. Tilman Richards, D.D.S., is expanding his patient base to residents in Portland, TX, who suffer from periodontal disease. He is fully trained and has become authorized as one of the one percent of dentists in the country able to offer the Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP) for gum disease treatment. Using the innovative LANAP, periodontal disease treatment can be less invasive, less painful, and take less time than traditional procedures offered by a dentist for gum disease.

Millions of adults in America have gum disease. Many have symptoms in the early stages, such as painful gums that bleed when irritated. Diseased gums can lead to loose teeth that may move in the mouth and affect one's bite. In the more advanced cases, teeth are lost. Only a small percentage of those with the disease seek adequate periodontal treatment. Some people have expressed a fear that the traditional gum surgery with a scalpel is too painful, or that they don't have enough time to take off of work to receive treatment. With LANAP for gum disease treatment, there is no scalpel and down time is reduced.

LANAP begins with the dentist for gum disease measuring the pocket depths between the teeth. The laser used is highly specialized and accurate and its pulsing light quickly kills the bacteria and removes the diseased tissue. The PerioLase MVP-7 laser is designed to ignore the healthy tissue, so more is left in the mouth. This helps reduce the amount of gum recession that can occur after gum disease treatment. The laser uses the process of bio stimulation so that very little discomfort or pain are felt by the patient, bleeding is minimized, and the bone is triggered to begin regeneration.

Many patients are able to go back to work later the same day of the surgery, which means that down time is shortened. LANAP can be the solution that some people need when it comes to treating gum disease. Additional information is available at

Tilman Richards, DDS is a general dentist offering patients personalized dental care for 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 and call (361) 238-2373.

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