Richardson, TX Laser Gum Surgery is Safe for Gum Disease Removal in Pregnant Women and Can Lower the Risk of Pre-Term and Low Birth Weight Babies with Dr. Kerry M. Goad

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Pregnant women suffering from gum disease in Richardson, TX can now look to the team at Goad Dental for a new way to lower their risk of pre-term births and low birth-weight babies. With the use of a new laser gum surgery, the Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP), Dr. Kerry M. Goad treats gum disease with a gentle, safe procedure.

Dr. Kerry M. Goad at Goad Dental is among a leading group of dental professionals in the country to offer the use of a new laser gum surgery, which can be used to combat gum disease in pregnant women. Periodontitis is linked to increased risk of tooth and bone loss as well as other medical complications including premature births or low birth weight in babies. The Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP) delivers superior results for patients.

Gum disease is the result of an infection in the mouth. Any infection in a pregnant woman, including in the mouth, has the ability to affect her baby and requires proper care. Due to hormonal changes during pregnancy, it is not uncommon for gingivitis to appear in previously healthy gums during the second or third month of pregnancy. Obtaining treatment for the infection at the early stages is the best way to prevent it from spreading, putting the mother and the baby at risk.

LANAP laser gum surgery is simpler than traditional surgeries for periodontitis. There is no general anesthetic needed, no scalpel, no sutures, minimal bleeding and little discomfort during or after the procedure. At most, patients may experience a slight warming feeling during the surgery. Additionally, the surgery can typically be performed in one visit lasting only 45 to 90 minutes.

Pregnant women are understandably concerned about undergoing any type of treatment, especially those requiring anesthesia. No longer do they have to delay treatment for gum disease due to such concerns. The simplicity and minimally invasive nature of LANAP makes it an ideal solution for pregnant mothers, offering them an easy way to lower their risk of common pregnancy complications. Dr. Goad and the staff at Goad Dental invite you to contact them today to learn more about laser gum surgery and how it can help you.

About The Doctor

Goad Dental is a general practice offering patients personalized dental care in Richardson, TX. Dr. Kerry M. Goad received his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) from Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas, Texas. He completed advanced training in restorative dentistry at the L. D. Pankey Institute in Key Biscayne, Florida, and is part of one percent of dental professionals providing the most recent FDA cleared laser procedure for gum disease treatment. To learn more about Goad Dental and their dental services visit their website at and call (972) 690-6653.

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