Fort Lauderdale, FL (PRWEB) December 16, 2014
Dr. Thomas McCawley announces he will be accepting new patients without a referral this holiday season for a revolutionary gum disease treatment in Fort Lauderdale, FL. The LANAP® protocol is an FDA-cleared technique that uses a laser to clear away bacteria and infection below the gum line rather than the scalpel and sutures of traditional gum surgery. The minimally invasive procedure offers a quicker recovery than traditional surgery with less pain and bleeding.
Bleeding gums may be an indication that bacteria has built up beneath the gum line causing irritation and inflammation. Residents of Fort Lauderdale, FL should not procrastinate addressing this symptom, as it is one of the early indicators of gum disease. Risk factors include hormone fluctuations, tobacco use, medications and diabetes, but poor oral hygiene habits are the primary cause. When an individual does not remove plaque from the teeth and below the gum line with regular brushing, flossing and professional dental cleanings, the resulting infection can lead to severe health issues.
Dr. McCawley, a periodontist in Fort Lauderdale, FL, had the first laser for treating periodontal disease in the country in 1990 and is one of the most experienced laser periodontists in the world. He is one of the few dental professionals in the country who is certified to offer the LANAP® protocol. Rather than cutting the gums with a scalpel, he inserts the tip of the PerioLase® MVP-7™ laser below the gum line, where it targets bacteria and infection. Healthy tissue is not damaged during this procedure, and once tartar is removed from the tooth roots, the laser disinfects the diseased pockets to minimize infection and promote healing. The process also aids in the stimulation of new tissue growth, so gums are less likely to recede after the procedure. Patients can expect a recovery time measured in days rather than weeks.
Dr. McCawley’s website provides more information about the LANAP® protocol and other progressive dental procedures available at his practice.
About the Practice
McCawley Center for Laser Periodontics and Implants is a periodontal practice serving the Fort Lauderdale community. Dr. Thomas McCawley has been practicing in Fort Lauderdale for over 30 years. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Dentistry, and holds a specialty degree in Periodontics from Boston University School of Graduate Dentistry. Dr. McCawley currently serves as a visiting lecturer at the College of Dental Medicine at Nova Southeastern University. He is also co-chairman of clinical Periodontics at the Broward Community College Dental Research Clinic and a Fellow of the prestigious American College of Dentists. Dr. McCawley offers a wide array of oral care procedures, and is committed to providing patients with a comfortable experience. To learn more about McCawley Center for Laser Periodontics and Implants please visit their website at http://www.mccawley.com/ or call (954) 320-7171 to schedule an appointment.