Birmingham, AL (PRWEB) February 19, 2015
Dr. Leigh Kent is proud to honor Gum Disease Awareness Month by offering laser gum surgery to eligible patients with gum disease in Birmingham, AL. The LANAP® protocol is an FDA-cleared procedure that removes inflamed gum tissue with minimal bleeding and minimal risk of complications to the patient. Patients who are interested in receiving an alternative to traditional gum disease treatment options are urged to find out if they are candidates for the LANAP® protocol.
Dr. Kent is encouraging patients with gum disease in Birmingham, AL to seek prompt treatment. Traditional treatment options provide good solutions for some gum disease patients, but many patients are candidates for less invasive laser gum surgery. The LANAP® protocol is an FDA-cleared laser procedure that has received high acclaim due to its technology and pinpoint accuracy.
During traditional gum disease treatment procedures, patients typically have to undergo a lengthy gum disease removal process that involves cutting the tissue out with a scalpel. Once the periodontist performing the procedure has removed the diseased tissue, the area is stitched together to heal. The recovery time for traditional gum disease removal is often quite lengthy, which makes it an unappealing option for individuals with a busy schedule.
Due to its minimally invasive nature, the LANAP® protocol causes very little bleeding and minimal discomfort during and after the procedure. Most patients can return to their normal activities within hours of completing their treatment. Once diseased gum tissue is effectively targeted and removed by the PerioLase™ MVP-7™ laser, the laser is used once again to seal off the area so that stitches are not required.
Dr. Kent invites all patients who currently have gum disease in Birmingham, AL to call her office and schedule an appointment to find out more about the benefits of laser gum surgery for the treatment of gum disease.
About The Doctor
Dr. Leigh Kent is a periodontist with over 17 years of experience, offering personalized dental care for patients in Birmingham, AL. Dr. Kent is a graduate of the Medical College of Virginia and the University of Alabama at Birmingham. In addition to her undergraduate and dental degree, she completed a Ph.D. in microbiology and a residency in periodontics. Dr. Kent is the current President of the Alabama Dental Association, and is a member of the American Dental Association and the American Academy of Periodontology. Dr. Kent is committed to providing patients with a high level of personalized, gentle care. To learn more about Dr. Kent and the services she provides, visit her website at http://www.drleighwkent.com or call (205) 255-3811.