Dr. Acosta is among the first dentists to offer this treatment which is much less uncomfortable and much less costly than the traditional therapy. Non-surgical periodontal laser therapy is not for every one but most patients can benefit greatly from this option.
If you would like to be screened for periodontal disease or would like a second opinion about treatment for periodontal disease please call our office to schedule an examination appointment. Remember that in all but the final stages of periodontal disease there can be no symptoms that you would notice. Taking this step to be screened for the presence of this serious condition can go a long way towards ensuring a happy and healthy life.
If you would like to learn more about periodontal disease and its links to your systemic health, you can visit Perio.org.
Mercury Free and Lead Free
All of our dental restorations are mercury free and lead free. In fact virtually all of our restorations are completely metal free. Recent concerns over the role of mercury in dental fillings, as it relates to patient health, has lead us to eliminate the silver/mercury fillings from our treatment protocol. All of our fillings and crowns are made of white composite or ceramics.
However, recently concerns have been raised over the amount of lead that is present in the porcelain restorations that have been outsourced to China. Many dental laboratories, in an effort to cut cost, have been sending out their crown and bridge work to be fabricated in China. However the Chinese government doesn’t have the stringent controls that the U.S. has on acceptable levels of lead in our products. Law suits are already being filed by patients who have had adverse health effects after receiving such restorations from their dentists.
Dr. Acosta is proud to say that all of our crown and bridgework is made in America and meets or exceeds all government safety guidelines.