Mountain Home, AR Dentist, Dr. Derrick Johnson Utilizes the Latest in Laser Dentistry to Treat Periodontal Disease

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Those who are in search of an alternative to traditional gum disease treatments can now look to Dr. Derrick Johnson of Integrated Dentistry for skill in providing laser dentistry to his eligible periodontal patients. At his dental clinic in Mountain Home, AR, Dr. Johnson uses the LightWalker® laser to perform the TwinLight™ Periodontal Treatment (TPT), which targets bacteria and diseased tissue while leaving healthy gum tissue intact.

Dr. Derrick Johnson is a dentist in Mountain Home, AR

Dr. Derrick Johnson Utilizes Laser Dentistry to Treat Periodontal Disease

Patients who are suffering from the effects of moderate to severe periodontal disease can now see Dr. Derrick Johnson at Integrated Dentistry in Mountain Home, AR. Dr. Johnson now offers the LightWalker® laser in performing the TwinLight™ Periodontal Treatment (TPT), one of the newest treatments in laser dentistry. This minimally invasive procedure shortens recovery time with significantly better results than traditional gum disease treatments.

The LightWalker® laser combines two lasers in one system. Each laser is specifically designed for use in certain points of the TPT procedure. Having both lasers at hand while performing the procedure allows Dr. Johnson to easily switch back and forth between the desired laser settings. This optimizes the outcomes of the treatment and keeps the time each procedure takes to a minimum.

The TwinLight™ approach utilizes two separate wavelengths available in the LightWalker® laser to create optimum results. Using one wavelength, Dr. Johnson targets and removes the infected portions of the gums which also allows him better access to the root surface. Using the other wavelength, Dr. Johnson can effectively remove the bacteria that are responsible for periodontal disease and the film on which they live. Dr. Johnson is also able to remove any calculus, or buildup, that is found at the root surface. Following those two steps, the laser is used to assist the gums in clotting so bleeding is kept to a minimum.

As a general dentist at a dental clinic in Mountain Home, AR, Dr. Johnson sees many patients who fear traditional periodontal treatments and its undesirable side effects. With the LightWalker® TPT laser dentistry, patients should only fear what may happen if they leave their periodontal disease untreated. Gum disease has been linked to cardiovascular disease, heart attacks, stroke, diabetes, and low birth weight babies. Patients are strongly encouraged to seek out and receive this less-invasive, virtually pain free procedure as soon as possible. Those who would like to know more about laser dentistry and the LightWalker® laser can contact Integrated Dentistry for more information.

About the Doctor

Integrated Dentistry is a general practice offering personalized dental care for patients in Mountain Home, AR. Dr. Derrick Johnson graduated from the Ohio State University College of Dentistry and has practiced for over 18 years. Dr. Johnson possesses extensive experience in general and reconstructive dentistry, treatment of TMJ dysfunction (including jaw joint and head and neck pain), esthetic dentistry, and implant dentistry. However, the prevention of dental disease and teaching patients how to maintain their oral health is the primary emphasis in all areas of his practice. To learn more about the dental services at Integrated Dentistry, visit their website at or call (800) 856-1670.

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