No one likes sore or bleeding gums… Dr. Gene McCormick in Tulsa, Oklahoma sees this all too often. Gingivitis occurs when plaque accumulates around a tooth and creates a “sticky” layer which causes a gum infection.
Silver fillings (also known as mercury amalgam fillings) were the standard of care decades ago due to their low cost and ease of use. Dr. Gene McCormick says there are inherent cautions associated with silver fillings, however.
A person who has put off dental procedures because of a dental fear, gag reflex, or the inability to sit still for very long can benefit from IV sedation. IV Sedation instills “instant relaxation”, according to Dr. Gene McCormick of Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Often referred to as LANAP, this method is a new laser-assisted gum attachment procedure.
LANAP provides periodontal regeneration of new cementum and ligaments. The procedure
also regenerates bone on a previously diseased root surface.