Dr. Leigh Kent Extends Laser Dentistry Services to Homewood, AL Patients Searching for a Less Invasive Treatment for Gum Disease

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Patients who struggle with gum disease in Homewood, AL but have been afraid of traditional cut and stitch surgeries can now achieve the healthy gums they have always wanted with the LANAP® laser gum surgery alternative, offered by Birmingham periodontist, Dr. Leigh Kent. The LANAP® protocol requires no cuts or stitches and treats periodontal infection in dramatically less time and with minimal discomfort compared with standard methods.

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Dr. Leigh Kent is proud to now offer residents with gum disease in Homewood, AL a revolutionary new way to effectively treat this condition without cuts or stitches, and with minimal discomfort, bleeding, and recovery times. As the first laser-based gum surgery alternative cleared for use by the FDA, the LANAP® protocol works quickly and precisely to vaporize diseased cells. Patients can now restore their gum health and guard against gum recession, tooth loss, and other problems associated with persistent periodontal infection.

Unlike scalpel gum surgeries that involve cutting infected tissue from the patients’ mouths, laser treatment for gum disease in Homewood, AL allows patients to relax in the dental chairs while the PerioLase® MVP-7™ laser quickly hones in on diseased cells and vaporizes them without any cuts or stitches. The process takes less time than traditional treatment methods and results in little pain or discomfort. A slight warming sensation may be all that is noticed by patients during the process. Even recovery is incredibly fast and patients can generally leave Dr. Kent’s office and return to their regular days as planned. The LANAP® protocol also does not remove any healthy gum tissue, as often happens in scalpel surgeries. This not only minimizes pain and recovery time, but maintains appropriate gum tissue levels to reduce the incidence of gum recession resulting from treatment.

Periodontal infection is associated with many serious medical conditions such as diabetes, stroke, heart disease, and more, yet many patients avoid treating their gum infections because of fears associated with the traditional surgical methods. By offering the laser gum surgery alternative to Homewood patients, Dr. Kent makes it possible for more people to treat their gum infections without such worries and improve not only their gum health but their overall health.

People who have gum disease in Homewood, AL are encouraged to visit Dr. Kent’s website at http://www.drleighwkent.com to learn more about LANAP® laser treatment. They may also call (205) 255-3811 to schedule an appointment.

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.

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