SOURCE: Advanced Dental Associates

June 01, 2015 14:17 ET

San Antonio Dental Implant Practice Offering Periodontal Treatment

SAN ANTONIO, TX--(Marketwired - June 01, 2015) - Advanced Dental Associates, a San Antonio dental practice skilled in placing dental implants for missing teeth and to secure dentures, is now offering a new laser treatment for gum disease.

The practice recently introduced LANAP (Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure), which uses a tiny laser fiber to clean between the tooth and the gum. The procedure takes less than two hours, and the recovery time is greatly reduced compared with traditional gum disease treatment.

“This addition makes it possible for us to effectively treat gum disease problems and establish ideal conditions for healing the gums around teeth that have periodontal pockets, right in our office,” said Dr. Steve Edwards, owner of Advanced Dental Associates.

LANAP is so minimally invasive because it uses a tiny laser to clean the periodontal pocket and then allows the gum and teeth to naturally re-attach. There are no scalpels or sutures needed.

“Fear of periodontal treatment vanishes when patients find out no scalpel or sutures will be used. Patient-friendly laser treatment gets patients to agree to the treatment they need and continue with the follow-up care that is prescribed,” Dr. Edwards said.

Advanced Dental Associates, 16131 Nacogdoches Road, has served the San Antonio community for more than 35 years through general dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, restorative dentistry, oral and IV sedation, tooth extractions, TMJ treatment, sleep apnea appliances and dental implants. Advanced Dental Associates places dental implants to replace missing teeth or to stabilize dentures. Using the revolutionary All on 4 dental implant procedure, Advanced Dental Associates can provide quality solutions for patients struggling with uncomfortable removable dentures. Patients with missing teeth often fail to receive proper nutrition because removable dentures do not have the biting force of dental implants or natural teeth. By placing dental implants, Advanced Dental Associates can restore a patient’s chewing force and preserve the jawbone.

Advanced Dental provides a unique treatment for the temporomandibular joint called TMJ NextGeneration. Patients with TMJ disorder (TMD) often experience pains in the jaw, tooth sensitivity, headaches and ringing in the ears. The TMJ NextGeneration uses two hollow ear canal devices to maintain the shape of the ear canal while patients use their TMJ for chewing, speaking, drinking, etc. The ear canal device allows for easy passage of sound and does not disrupt speaking or eating. It has been proven to greatly reduce pains related to TMJ and bruxism -- tooth grinding and clenching.

Dr. Edwards, a San Antonio native, earned his undergraduate degree from Baylor University in 1981 and then his dental degree from the University of Texas School of Dentistry in 1986. Before purchasing Advanced Dental Associates in 2001, Dr. Edwards owned two other private practices.

Dr. Edwards practices with Dr. Lauren Malitz and Dr. Roberto Villarreal. The practice also recently added Dr. Craig Long this May.

For more information about periodontal treatment or San Antonio dental implants, visit the practice website at or call 210-819-5233.

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