Tulsa, OK (PRWEB) February 11, 2013
Dr. Randy McCormick uses the technologically advanced Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure for the treatment of gum disease. Traditional methods required the dentist to utilize a scalpel to cut away diseased tissue and often to extract the exposed teeth, replacing them with dentures or bridges. The LANAP laser gum surgery leaves more healthy gums behind so that teeth are less exposed and may be able to be saved. Disease-causing bacteria are removed, and the bone is stimulated for regeneration.
By providing patients with advances in dental technology, Dr. McCormick works to improve the dental health of patients. Millions of U.S. citizens suffer from gum disease, and LANAP is quickly becoming the gum disease treatment of choice. Many patients who have not sought treatment before may be more willing to undergo laser gum surgery. Patients have reported that minimal pain is associated with the treatment and that the down-time is quite short.
The procedure begins with a check of the periodontal pocket depth, and then the pulsed laser light is used to kill the bacteria and unhealthy gum tissue. Calculus deposits below the line of the gums are removed with ultrasonic scalers, and then the gums are compacted against the teeth roots. Clotting is promoted, which helps to seal the gums to the teeth, thus eliminating the need for sutures. Bone regeneration is stimulated as a part of the procedure. Many patients find that they can resume normal duties such as going to work within a day of the procedure.
By eliminating gum disease from the mouth, dental problems such as gum recession, poor dental bite due to tooth movement and tooth loss may all be reduced or prevented. In addition, because gum or periodontal disease has been linked to health issues that include such things as respiratory and heart problems, eliminating the disease can help to improve overall health. Good oral health is an important part of overall physical health, and getting treatment for periodontal disease is critical. To learn more about this disease and the LANAP laser gum surgery, visit http://www.gumdiseasetulsa.com.
Randy McCormick, DDS, PC, INC is a general dentist offering patients personalized dental care for Tulsa, OK with over 12 years of dental experience. Dr. McCormick received his Doctorate from the University of Oklahoma. He then came to Tulsa and joined his father in practice for two years. In 2001 Dr. McCormick began his individual practice with an emphasis on Cosmetic Dentistry in Midtown. He is part of one percent of dental professionals providing the most recent FDA cleared laser procedure for gum disease and periodontal treatment. To learn more about Randy McCormick, DDS, PC, INC and his dental services visit his website at http://www.gumdiseasetulsa.com.