Laser-ANAP using the PerioLase® MVP-7™

FDA clearance for Laser-ANAP® using the PerioLase® MVP-7™ variable pulsed Nd:YAG dental laser follows three years of research at Louisiana State University, School of Dentistry, New Orleans, by principal investigator, Professor Raymond A. Yukna, DMD, MS, and coordinator of post-graduate periodontics at LSU. Professor Yukna led a controlled, blinded, clinical and human histology study that evidenced new root surface coating (cementum) and new connective tissue (periodontal ligament) formation (collagen) on tooth roots by stimulating existing stem cells to grow following the use of the PerioLase® MVP-7™ & Laser-ANAP® protocol.

"These results are very positive, very consistent, and very encouraging related to the treatment of deep gum pockets," said Yukna. "Dentists have been looking for ways to regenerate some of the tissues lost to gum infections and Laser-ANAP® is an exciting and revolutionary treatment protocol showing microscopically that we can form a new root coating (cementum) and new connective tissue attachment (collagen). Our consistent results (all LANAP treated teeth showed a positive result) suggest that the best possible type of healing can be obtained using the specific Laser-ANAP® protocol. This presents a wonderful alternative to traditional surgery."

CEREC 3D: Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics

Have you even gone to the dentist because of a toothache, or maybe for your bi-annual checkup, and you get the bad news: you need a crown? You'll have to schedule two appointments – one for preparation and placement of a temporary crown, and one for placement of the permanent crown. Do you have that kind of time to spare? Between the appointments, your temporary crown could crack or fall out, and then you'd have to make yet another trip to the dentist.

At Brogdon Dental, we know that your time is as important as your smile so we now use a revolutionary tool that mills a permanent crown in about an hour called CEREC.

After taking a 3D image of your tooth, our CEREC machine can mill a strong, beautiful restoration in about an hour. We'll permanently place the crown during your single visit, and you'll leave our office with a full, healthy smile.

LANAP Treatment

There is a New Gentle Alternative to Conventional Gum Surgery

Gum disease is a silent, painless, chronic, communicable, bacterial infection that often goes undetected or ignored until severe gum and bone destruction catch the individual's attention. Traditional treatments for gum disease have, until Laser-ANAP, been perceived as painful with a long and uncomfortable recovery, scaring patients away and causing the epidemic numbers suffering with this preventable and now attractively treatable disease.

50 people out of 100 have moderate to severe gum disease, 40 out of the 50 don't know it, and only 3 people out of 100 will ever get treated before it's too late.

Calculus deposits harbor bacteria which infect the gums. In early stages, this is called Gingivitis, characterized by red, swollen gums that bleed when you brush your teeth. Many people experience bad breath and an unpleasant taste in their mouths as well. Unchecked, Gingivitis progresses to Periodontitis, a much more serious form of the disease where periodontal pockets are formed, separating teeth from the gums and supporting bone structure. Without treatment, infection becomes severe and the pockets deepen, resulting in tooth loss.

The way to repair the damage is to get rid of the infection and close up the pockets. Until now, that meant surgery and sutures. Dr. Brogdon now uses Laser-ANAP, a patient-friendly, minimally-invasive procedure that’s a great improvement over standard gum surgery

The Laser Treatment is fast: It takes just two 2-hour sessions. Call us today to see if you are a candidate for LANAP Treatment.

Patient Education

The American Dental Association recommends you see your dentist at least twice a year for a checkup. At your checkup, we will inspect your soft tissues for oral cancer, periodontal disease, and other problems. Dr. Brogdon will also look at each tooth in your mouth to assess problems like tooth decay or cracks, as well as old dental work. By looking for trouble every six months, we can often reduce your potential for large dental problems.

BRUSHING

Brushing your teeth at least twice daily helps prevent tooth decay and gum disease, the major causes of tooth loss. Use a soft-bristle brush and a fluoride toothpaste to remove plaque and food particles. Replace your brush every two to three months.

FLOSSING

You may experience sore or bleeding gums for the first several days you floss. If bleeding continues after the first week of flossing call your dentist. If you have trouble handling the floss, ask your dentist about the use of a floss holder, or other types of interdental cleaning aids.

GUM HEALTH

Regular dental visits at least every six months allow us to keep a watchful eye on the health of your gums. You should also brush twice a day, floss once a day, and use good mouth rinses at home.

PLAQUE AND TARTAR CONTROL

Patients often confuse plaque and tartar and how they are related to each other.

Plaque is a sticky, colorless deposit of bacteria that is constantly forming on teeth. Saliva, food and fluids combine to produce these deposits that collect on teeth and where teeth and gums meet.

Plaque buildup is the primary factor in periodontal (gum) disease. Fighting plaque is a life-long component of oral care. Plaque begins forming on teeth within hours after brushing which is why it is so important to brush at least twice a day and floss daily.

Plaque not removed by regular brushing and flossing can harden into unsightly tartar (also called calculus). This crusty deposit creates a cohesive bond that can only be removed by a dentist or a hygienist. Tartar formation may also make it more difficult for you to remove new plaque and bacteria. The prevention of tartar buildup above the gum line has been shown to have a therapeutic effect on gum disease.

You can help reduce the formation of calculus by:

Brushing with an ADA accepted tartar control toothpaste.

Having your teeth cleaned professionally every six months, or more frequently as recommended by your dentist or hygienist.

Individuals vary greatly in their susceptibility to plaque and tartar. For many of us, these deposits build up faster as we age. Fighting tartar is a life-long component of oral care

Six Month Smiles

Six Month Smiles® is a modern twist on tried-and-true orthodontics. There is little debate within the orthodontic community that braces are the most widely used and most effective method to give patients straight, healthy teeth and a beautiful smile. Six Month Smiles has taken the best aspects of braces and modified the treatment and the materials to give adults a common-sense, cosmetic solution that fits your lifestyle. Here is what makes Six Month Smiles so innovative …

•Average treatment times of only six months

•Six Month Smiles Lucid-Lok™ clear brackets and tooth-colored wires are barely visible

•Use of braces has shown to provide the most conservative and predictable final result

•Six Month Smiles Patient Tray Kits™ ensure that your appointments are fast and comfortable

•Low forces and short overall treatment times increase comfort, safety, and hygiene

•Six Month Smiles is typically less expensive than traditional braces, aligner therapy, or veneers

IS SIX MONTH SMILE® FOR ME?

The best way to find out is to contact us at Brogdon Dental 423-870-5698 and set up a consultation appointment. At that time we will ask some simple questions and assess if you are a candidate for this innovative procedure. Isn't it time you got that beautiful smile you've been waiting for?

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Brogdon Dental PC
3920 Dayton Blvd
Chattanooga, TN 37415
General Info: (423) 870-5698