Dr. Conner practices cutting-edge use of laser dentistry.
Chesterfield, VA April 21, 2015 — Dr. Thomas Conner and Associates is accepting new patients at its office on Iron Bridge Road in Chesterfield, with specializations in laser dentistry, family dentistry and cosmetic dentistry.
Dr. Conner’s practice is distinctive in its specialization in the advanced use of laser-assisted treatments.
Lasers may be utilized in daily patient care for various types of periodontal therapy, removal of tooth decay and cavity preparation, and soft tissue applications like tissue re-contouring, crown and bridge procedures, some endodontic procedures, uncovering partially erupted teeth, release of tissue that causes the tongue tied condition, treating aphthous ulcers, canker sores and lesions associated with the herpes virus, and also to perform biopsy techniques.
For many patients lasers may reduce postoperative pain, swelling and the need for numerous postoperative appointments.
Dr. Conner, a member of the Academy of Laser Dentistry, has adapted the use of the laser to maximize effective treatment and reduce patient discomfort. Many treatments can be done without “numbing” and the laser has been very effect in reducing or eliminating facial pain from (teeth grinding or TMJ). The laser is focused in a specific area of a patient’s mouth so surrounding tissues aren’t affected.
For patients, the benefits of Dr. Conner’s use of laser-assisted dentistry is a more relaxed dental experience, often eliminating the need for anesthesia for some procedures. Eliminating the use of anesthesia removes the side effects of numbness, impaired speech and the inability to eat or drink after a procedure.
Dr. Thomas Conner and Associates also offers family dentistry, working with entire families to offer comprehensive oral care from a baby’s first tooth to an adult’s permanent teeth. The full range of services include regular checkups, teeth cleaning, fluoride treatments, cavity checks and fillings, various forms of tooth replacements, treatment for gum disease and orthodontics.
The cosmetic dentistry practice at Dr. Thomas Conner and Associates includes a full range of dental procedures to include tooth replacements, implants, crowns, bridges, dentures and partials. Dr. Conner also delivers in-office and take-home tooth whitening options.
Dr. Conner entered dentistry practice 25 years ago. His dental training was completed in 1989 at the Medical College of Virginia at Virginia Commonwealth University. He expanded his training with the United States Dental Institute and completed the implant Maxi Course at Howard University, with additional training at the MidWest Implant Institute in Tennessee.
Dr. Conner is certified to offer patients ClearCorrect Invisible Aligners orthodontics. Dr. Conner opened his first private practice in Hampton, Va., before purchasing the office of Dr. James Glaser in Chesterfield — an office in the community for more than 20 years — in 2012.
Dr. Thomas Conner and Associates has a six-member staff in addition to Dr. Conner and is accepting new patients. The office also handles emergency dental procedures and is handicap-accessible.
New patients and emergencies welcome. Handicap accessible.
For more information, visit the Dr. Thomas Conner and Associates website at www.drtomconner.com. To reach the office by phone, call 804-768-7600. The office is located at 9510 Iron Bridge Road — also known as Route 288 — Suite 100, directly across from the Chesterfield County Municipal office buildings and library. The office hours are Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.