Kingsville, TX Residents with Periodontal Disease Can Now Receive Treatment with the Laser-Assisted LANAP® Protocol, through Dr. Tilman Richards

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Dr. Tilman Richards utilizes the Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP®) to provide his patients with high quality treatment of periodontal disease. The laser gum surgery provides Kingsville patients with the opportunity to halt and reverse bone loss, allowing patients to keep existing teeth as well as increasing the possibility of successful dental implants.

Patients in Kingsville are now able to visit Dr. Tilman Richards for treatment of their gum disease using a groundbreaking laser gum surgery, the Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP®), to eradicate disease-causing bacteria while keeping healthy gum tissue intact. The treatment also fights bone loss by providing stimulation to the jaw bone where teeth are rooted, increasing the likelihood that patients will retain their natural teeth.

Conventional surgeries may improve patients’ oral health and increase their likelihood of retaining their original, natural teeth. However, Dr. Richards offers and recommends the LANAP® Protocol to his periodontal patients because it has so many unique benefits. As a minimally invasive procedure, patients usually experience very little pain or blood loss. The procedure itself is very efficient. While other treatment programs require frequent, extended visits to the dentist, LANAP® is often performed in one short visit. This laser gum surgery can provide Kingsville patients with a better opportunity to keep their natural teeth, with less chance of recessed gums.

Loose and lost teeth can be a serious matter for many people. Tooth loss can adversely affect some people’s ability to obtain the high quality nutrients their bodies need by forcing them to eat only soft, easily chewed foods. Teeth also play a vital role in speech function, and without the necessary teeth, many consonant sounds become very difficult for individuals to properly form. Neighboring teeth can become loose and begin to shift when there is no opposing pressure from other teeth to keep them in place.

Teeth also stimulate the jaw bone, when teeth become loose or lost that stimulation is gone, which results in bone loss. When the jaw bone density decreases, tooth replacement options become less viable, and patients experience changes in their face shape and structure of the jaw. Kingsville patients who wish to know more about how laser gum surgery can help them fight bone loss should contact Dr. Richards’ office for more information and to set up an appointment.

About the Doctor

Tilman Richards, DDS is a general dentist who has provided patients personalized dental care in Corpus Christi, TX since 1984. Dr. Richards graduated with honors from Sam Houston State University with a Bachelor of Science in biology, and he attended Baylor Dental School in Dallas where he received his degree as a doctor of dental surgery. He is also a member of the American Dental Association, Texas Dental Association and Nueces Valley District Dental Society. Dr. Richards is part of one percent of dental professionals providing the LANAP® FDA cleared laser procedure for gum disease treatment. To learn more about Tilman Richards, DDS and his dental services visit his website at and call (361) 238-2373.

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