Periodontist Dr. Tom McCawley in Ft. Lauderdale, FL practices a full scope of periodontics with expertise ranging from Laser Gum Surgery, dental implants to cosmetic periodontal surgery, gentle palateless gum grafting and crown lengthening.
If saving your teeth, reducing your pocket depths, and maintaining optimum periodontal health is important to you, click to learn more about this ground-breaking treatment!
This is a new gum surgery with Drs. Tom and Mark McCawley that is easy to perform and minimally painful compared with traditional grafting gum surgery.
Dr. Mark McCawley uses minimally invasive therapies such as lasers and Pinhole surgery in a gentle manner with sedation where indicated for anxious patients.
Drs. Tom and Mark McCawley are leaders in seeking out the latest and most comfortable minimally invasive technologies and state of the art anti-microbial therapies to help save teeth and implants. They are known for saving teeth if at all possible. Eliminating periodontal infections not only saves your teeth but also helps your overall health. (Click to see how periodontal disease affects your health.)
Did you know? Our office was the first periodontal practice in South Florida to provide the revolutionary Chao Pinhole Surgical technique (PST). Like arthroscopic surgery on the knee, special instruments are inserted through a small pinhole to gently cover unsightly root recession. We were honored to be invited back to California recently by Dr. Chao to lecture at his training course and present our results and patient testimonials. We believe that Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation is a breakthrough for patients and doctors because there are no scalpels, minimal stitching, no palatal wound, faster recovery and minimal pain after treatment. What could be better than that? Click to learn more about the Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation.)
What Makes Our Office Unique!
Our office had the first Nd:YAG laser in the country in 1990 and published a pioneering study in 1992 on the powerful effects of the laser on periodontal disease bacteria leading the way in developing laser periodontal therapy. Since 1990, we have performed over 5,000 laser treatments, making us among the most experienced laser clinicians in the world. In addition to the 1992 study, Drs. Tom and Mark McCawley recently co-authored four new studies on Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP) including a groundbreaking study proving that the laser killed the disease causing bacteria in infected pockets. These studies make them among the leading researchers in the world on laser gum treatment. They have presented their research findings and clinical results at prestigious national meetings including the American Academy of Dental Research, the American Academy of Periodontology and the North American Society of Periodontists. .(Click to learn more about laser dentistry)
Our office pioneered the use of culturing and the microscope to evaluate the cause of periodontal infections. Drs. Tom and Mark McCawley specialize in successfully managing advanced and recurrent periodontal disease by treating the bacterial cause rather than just the effects of the bacteria. Combining microbiology with LANAP allows them to save many teeth that formerly would be extracted. (Click to see discussion on microbial testing)
Our office has extensive training and experience in placing implants and now is placing implants conveniently on Saturdays including "All on 4" with teeth the same day. (Click here to learn more about dental implants)
We do our best to ensure your comfort in our office. In addition to our gentle manner, we also use conscious sedation to deliver care in only one visit for anxious patients. (Click here to learn more about conscious sedation)
Laser dentistry is a central part of how Drs. Tom and Mark McCawley diagnose and heal many soft and hard oral tissue diseases because it affords greater efficiency, patient comfort, and extraordinary outcomes. Always ahead of the curve, our office was the first periodontal office in Fort Lauderdale, and in all of Broward County, to offer patients the Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP®), a revolutionary laser dentistry technique that effectively and safely treats gum disease without any incisions or suturing. (Click to see patient discussion of laser dentistry)
Laser dentistry also has the singular benefit of generating new bone around existing teeth to reinforce and stabilize them. Using a modification of LANAP®, Our office is also an early leader in providing the Laser Assisted Peri-implantitis Procedure (LAPIP®) to treat implant infections with minimal discomfort. (Click here to learn more about LAPIP)
To correct gum recession, our office was the first periodontal office in Broward County to introduce PST™, which is a gentler, more efficient graft free treatment with no incisions or sutures. Drs. Tom and Mark McCawley trained under Dr. John Chao, DDS who pioneered and patented this ground breaking and minimally invasive procedure to give patients with receding gums an easier way to achieve a healthier, more attractive gum line in less time. (Click to see patient discussion of PST experience) Using exclusive, patented dental tools, they create a small hole in the receded area to loosen and expand your existing tissue over the exposed tooth roots. Since the procedure is so tolerable, several areas can be treated the same day, giving patients immediate, beautiful results and a faster recovery.Learn More...
Dental implants in Fort Lauderdale, FL with Dr. Mark McCawley are today’s preferred option for replacing missing teeth. Nothing compares to dental implants when it comes to function, fit, and appearance. Patients who have dental implants are pleased to discover that they can speak, socialize, and eat with total freedom and confidence. Dental implants are dependable and are fake teeth that look exactly like natural teeth, to make smiling a genuine pleasure. And unlike other dental appliances, which can lead to bone deterioration and sagging facial muscles, dental implants work just like natural tooth roots to keep the jaw stimulated and fit every day.
Dr. Mark McCawley is pleased and proud to deliver nothing short of what we know to be the absolute latest and most effective implant care in Ft. Lauderdale, FL today. He looks forward to making your smile healthy and beautiful!
Drs. Tom McCawley, D.D.S. and Mark McCawley, D.M.D. Fort Lauderdale, FL, offer a unique, high-tech and high-touch periodontal practice that provides advanced cause based microbiological periodontics, Pinhole Surgery, implants and laser therapy to help you save your smile.
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LANAP® Laser Treatment
Pinhole Surgical Technique PST™
LAPIP - Peri-Implantitis Treatment