Traditional Flap surgery is performed to remove tartar deposits in deep pockets or to reduce the periodontal pocket and make it easier for you to keep the area clean and bacteria free. Commonly, this uncomfortable surgery involves cutting the gums, and lifting them back to remove the tartar. The gums are then sutured back in place so that the tissue fits snugly around the tooth again.
New technologies have given us the ability to make your dental care far more comfortable, efficient and beneficial. With the PerioLase® Laser, we now have the ability to complete flap surgery without any cutting and sewing of the gums. Our motto here in the office is "No Cut, No Sew, No Fear".
Most patients are aware that gum disease can increase your risk of heart disease four fold. However, 80% of adults are unaware that they have some form of gum infection. Dr. Hopgood uses Laser Periodontal Theraphy to remove diseased tissue without removing any of the healthy tissue. The height of the tissue around the teeth is maintained, your discomfort is significantly minimized. and you get a closure of the periodontal pocket allowing healing to take place. Controlling periodontal disease makes it possible to save and restore more of your teeth. Call Dr. Hopgood today at 978-475-2431 to request more information or to set up an appointment to discuss this exciting advancement in dentistry.
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Need a great dentist in Andover, MA? Come on in to 296 Lowell Street and we will show you first class service provided by Dr. Richard Hopgood, a dedicated and experienced dentist. We will service all your dental needs, call today 978-475-2431.