Periodontal services can save your teeth!

Philip Openshaw DDS provides laser gum surgery in Modesto CA. Call today if you are interested in a no charge consultation. No scapel, no stitches, less pain, less recovery time.

Philip Openshaw DDS
400 E. Orangeburg Avenue
Modesto CA 95350
(209) 524-4763
We Love New Patients!

Every year dentistry just gets better and better. Gum disease is a major problem in our society. A large majority of people have some form of periodontal disease. The problem is, they might not even know it or they are ignoring it, because they’re too scared to go to the dentist.

It’s a risk people take, because there’s usually never any pain involved in the condition until it reaches advanced stages. At this point, it could be too late to save your teeth. However, it all comes back to avoiding the dentist, because of fear of pain of the unknown.

Fortunately, at Dr. Openshaw’s in Modesto CA, we are now using our laser to treat periodontal disease. It’s really amazing how easy and effective surgical procedures can be accomplished quickly and effectively using a waterlase laser system.

You can leave the drill and the scalpel behind, because they’re no longer needed in these procedures. In fact, more patients are seeking out dentists who use lasers, because procedures are fast, effective and painless.

A fiber optic laser that is designed specifically for these kinds of treatments can pinpoint and eliminate bacteria and debris that are causing the problems. The decayed tissue can be eliminated and the deep pockets can be cleaned. Then, the laser can actually reconnect the tissue to the bone and seal the gum line, protecting the teeth and gums to a healthy state. At Dr. Openshaw’s in Modesto CA we call this LANAP, or Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure.

What’s even more exciting is that there are no sutures or scalpel involved and most patients are able to recover within a 1/2 day to a couple of days with minimal trauma and bleeding. The treatment itself is quick and in most cases can be performed in one visit.

Safety is always the big issue. Some people might get scared, because of what they see on TV about lasers. You can have peace of mind knowing that lasers used in dentistry are extremely safe. However, this is always conditional with the dentist’s education and experience using this technology. When you find a dentist that uses lasers, you should still find out more about the results his patients have received. Dr. Openshaw continues to take courses on the laser and went through extensive training before starting to do the treatments.

Don’t let gum disease cause tooth loss. If you’re scared to go to a dentist, come in and talk with us first, then we can talk about treatment once you are comfortable with us. You will have a very comfortable treatment with a great possibility of keeping your teeth for the rest of your life. We also offer oral conscious sedation dentistry for the extremely nervous person. Oral Conscious Sedation Dentistry is something Dr. Openshaw in Modesto CA does ongoing training for to stay up on safety and new techniques.


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