Laser Treatment for Gum Disease
Gum Disease Treatment Phoenix AZ
Dr. Simpson is licensed to practice the Laser-Assisted New Attachment Procedure™, a minimally invasive method of treating gum disease. LANAP is the only laser-assisted procedure certified by the FDA for treatment of periodontitis or gum disease. You may have heard about or experienced the remarkable results from laser treatments for vision correction and other medical procedures. Now, that same technology is revolutionizing dentistry! With LANAP, gum disease can be treated successfully without scalpels or sutures, so healing and recovery is generally faster and less painful than traditional gum surgery. If you’ve been told you need gum surgery, but have been putting it off, let us show you how easy your treatment really can be.
For more information about LANAP, please visit www.lanap.com.
Intra-Oral Camera Makes You a
Part of the Team
We work hand-in-hand with our patients to create a bond of teamwork. One of the ways we bring this about is through the use of a high-tech tool, the intra-oral camera. This amazing device is a miniature video camera that displays a closeup picture of the inside of your mouth. You can see for yourself what work needs to be done and which teeth are doing fine. You then become a participant in each dental decision. You’ll love how this works!
Cancer – Are You at Risk?
Did you know that one American dies every hour from oral cancer? And the mortality rate has remained virtually unchanged for 40 years? The good news is that there’s a 90% cure rate if it’s detected early. We are very pleased to provide one of the most effective oral cancer screenings available today. VELscope™ is the newest FDA-approved oral cancer screening system. We perform the exam using the specially designed light. Any suspicious tissue is immediately and easily visible. This screening could literally save your life!
75% Reduction in Radiation
Introducing panoramic digital imaging, available at our practice. With this technology, a single X-ray is taken of your entire mouth, including all the teeth and the upper and lower jaws, with a digital sensor. This is downloaded into our computer for immediate viewing. You get an enhanced, easy-to-see image with 75% less radiation exposure than conventional X-rays. No more waiting for images to develop and no more chemical waste to pollute the environment.
The Laser Scanner Finds Ultrasmall
Cavities Years Earlier
Preventive Dentistry Phoenix AZ
Have you ever had a dentist find a cavity and place a large filling, and wondered why the filling is so large if the cavity wasn't there just six months before? The cavity was there six months before — it just wasn't big enough to show on X-rays, and it wasn't visible to the dentist yet. The Laser Scanner can find cavities years earlier, when the small cavity can be removed and repaired with a small invisible bonded filling. Sometimes patients complain of tooth sensitivity, or mild to severe pain, yet X-rays and examination cannot pinpoint the source. Patients are often given sensitivity toothpaste to deal with the problem. However, sometimes dentists have to perform root canals to get the pain or sensitivity to stop, when the actual source turned out to be undetectable decay. The laser scanner can detect previously undetected decay and, once identified, allow us to remove the discomfort and leave you with a healthy smile.
Dentist Phoenix AZ
Scott A. Simpson, DDS, PLLC
14231 North 7th Street, Suite A1
Phoenix, AZ 85022
Telephone: (602) 464-7211