Approximately 75% of the population struggles with periodontal disease, or gum disease. If you have been previously diagnosed with this disease, or suspect that you may have it, we are excited to provide you with the latest Laser Periodontal Therapy.
Gum disease occurs when proper oral hygiene is not followed and maintained. When plaque is allowed to remain on the teeth along the gum line, and is allowed to harden into tartar, the gums become irritated to the point where they begin to pull away from the teeth, or recede.
Eventually, gum recession forms deep pockets between the gums and the teeth, creating a breeding ground for more bacteria. Gum disease left untreated can lead to tooth and bone loss, as well as other systemic health complications like heart attack, cardiovascular disease, and stroke.
Dr. Thompson would be happy to discuss the differences between traditional gum surgery treatments for gum disease and LANAP treatments, and help you make an informed decision about which is best for you. Make an appointment with your Portales dentist today, call (575) 268-0007.
Dr. Thompson’s Associations
- Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies Graduate
- Fellow of the Misch International Implant Institute
- Fellow of Academy of General Dentistry
- Fellow of the Dental Organization of Conscious Sedation
- Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologist
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