Richardson, TX (PRWEB) September 19, 2014
Kerry M. Goad, DDS, is a dentist in Richardson, TX who is honoring Self-Improvement Month in September by offering his patients the LANAP® procedure, an FDA-cleared gum disease treatment that uses a laser rather than a scalpel to clean away bacteria. Not only does a healthy smile improve a patient’s sense of well-being, it also improves overall health.
Gum disease begins when the bacteria in the mouth feeds on acids from food to create a sticky substance called plaque on teeth around the gumline. If not removed daily with brushing and flossing, plaque hardens and becomes tartar, which irritates the gums and causes infection. Once this infection sets in, it begins to destroy the gums, pulling them away from the roots of teeth and forming deep pockets of bacteria.
While red, sensitive gums may be the first symptom patients notice, as gum disease advances it begins to destroy bone and the teeth loosen. The infection also enters the blood stream, affecting many of the body’s vital functions. In order to keep a healthy mouth and a healthy body, it is critical to have regular dental visits. During a routine cleaning, Dr. Goad also does a checkup to ensure that a patient does not have early signs of infection.
Traditional oral surgery to treat severe infection below the gum line involves cutting the gums away from the teeth to remove bacteria and tartar, which adversely affects healthy gum tissue at the same time. As a dentist qualified to perform the LANAP® protocol, Dr. Goad is able to offer his patients in Richardson, TX with a less traumatic laser gum surgery. Using the PerioLase® MVP-7™ laser, bacteria is targeted and cleaned away without damaging the surrounding gum tissue, and recovery time is reduced.
Even if a patient begins September with a gum disease diagnosis, Self-Improvement Month can end with a healthy smile. Patients looking for a dentist in Richardson, TX to provide LANAP® treatment can schedule an appointment with Dr. Goad’s office to begin the process.
About the Practice
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 LANAP® protocol, an FDA cleared laser procedure for gum disease treatment. To learn more about Goad Dental and their dental services visit their website at http://www.dallasgumsurgery.com and call (972) 690-6653.