Birmingham, AL (PRWEB) October 21, 2015
This October, Leigh Kent, DDS, is offering patients the unique opportunity to celebrate Dental Hygiene Month with relief from the painful effects of gum disease. The pain and bleeding caused by the infection below the gum line can now be treated without scalpel surgery. Dr. Kent is certified to perform LANAP®, a minimally- invasive laser dentistry procedure in Birmingham, AL, which involves the use of a specially calibrated beam of light, specifically designed to eradicate bacteria without incisions and sutures.
Proper dental hygiene habits include brushing, flossing, and professional dental cleanings. Due to inherent risk factors such as crowded teeth or genetics, even the most consistent routine may not be sufficient to prevent bacteria from developing plaque beneath the gum line. When a person begins to suffer from red, tender or bleeding gums, seeking immediate treatment is imperative. Traditional treatment methods, for eliminating moderate to severe gum disease, often require a dentist to pull the gums away from the affected area, accessing the calculus and infected tissue below the gum line, which may prove to be a very invasive procedure.
Dr. Kent offers laser dentistry in Birmingham, AL, as an alternative to this painful scalpel surgery. The PerioLase® MVP-7™ laser is an FDA-cleared tool that is calibrated to precisely eradicate bacteria, leaving healthy tissue unharmed. The tip is about the width of three hairs, so it is easily inserted in the gap between the teeth and gums, with no incisions necessary. In addition to cleaning the gums, the laser also cauterizes them, stimulating healthy tissue growth with minimal bleeding and swelling. Most patients experience a full recovery in a matter of days, rather than weeks.
Dental Hygiene Month provides the ideal opportunity, for people with gum disease, to take advantage of the benefits of laser dentistry in Birmingham, AL. More information about LANAP® is available on Dr. Kent’s website.
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.