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Periodontal

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Periodontal Information

LASER DENTISTRY

SOFT TISSUE GRAFTING

PERIODONTAL DISEASE

About Periodontics

We have assembled a team of esteemed periodontal professionals to provide you with the finest care available. We have built our entire practice with your health and comfort in mind. From non-invasive laser technology to esthetic crown lengthening, we are invested in helping you improve your smile.

Comfort

Many people feel fear or apprehension when having extensive or complex periodontal procedures performed. To reduce anxiety, we offer no cut, no sew laser techniques to reduce discomfort and healing time.

Technology

Laser dentistry offers a more comfortable experience for you and improves the health of your bone. Our doctor is certified to perform LANAP and LAPIP laser protocols.

Experience

Our team is comprised of a skilled periodontist with over 20 years of specialized training. Her knowledge and experience afford you a wealth of expertise as she consults on advanced cases.

LANAP Laser Periodontal Procedures

We utilize a cutting edge PerioLase laser and the body’s own natural healing ability to regenerate hard and soft tissue. The tissue may have been lost as a result of the inflammation that characterizes periodontitis. This procedure is performed without scalpel and sutures, and is therefore efficient and painless.

Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP) succeeds because the disease gums and inflammation-causing bacteria are selectively removed by the laser wavelength. The root surfaces are then planed meticulously using specialized instruments. The PerioLase is then used to produce a blood clot in between the remaining healthy gum tissue and the clean root surface. The healthy gum tissue then re-attaches to the root surface during the healing phase.

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Signs and Symptoms of Periodontal Disease

As periodontal diseases progress, the supporting gum tissue and bone that holds teeth in place deteriorates. If left untreated, this may lead to tooth loss. These changes affect your ability to chew and speak, and degrade the appearance of your smile.

However, with periodontal disease, bleeding, redness, and swelling do not have to be present. Periodontal disease can be difficult to detect, because some of the typical symptoms may not be evident. Furthermore, pain is usually not associated with periodontal disease. This disease damages the teeth, gum, and jawbone of more than 80 percent of Americans by age 35.

Red, swollen, tender, or bleeding gums

Gum recession, or gums pulling away from teeth

Loose or separating teeth

Red, swollen, tender, or bleeding gums

Persistent bad breath (halitosis)

Bite changes

Change in the fit of partial dentures

If you have noticed any of the above signs and symptoms, please give us a call. We accept all patients regardless of a diagnosis of periodontal disease.

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