Periodontal Care to Keep Your Smile Healthy
About Periodontal Disease
We strive to educate our patients about periodontal disease to help them achieve optimal oral health. Gum disease has been linked to serious health complications, including heart attack and diabetes. In order to protect your overall wellbeing, we can inform you about risk factors and treatments.
Periodontal Disease Treatment
We offer a full range of periodontal treatments to address mild to severe cases of gum disease, including scaling and root planing, laser gum therapy, gum flap surgery, and surgical grafting procedures. We can also educate you on proper oral hygiene techniques to prevent the recurrence of periodontal disease.
Laser Gum Therapy
Using advanced laser technology, our team can identify and eliminate bacteria below the gum line to effectively treat periodontal disease. As this technique is less invasive than traditional methods, patients can experience reduced bleeding and recovery time following the procedure.
Periodontal Surgery Procedure
Following LANAP® (Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure) protocol, our team can perform all stages of gum surgery without creating incisions. Using a dental laser, we can remove tartar and bacteria from the pockets between your teeth and gums, and seamlessly reattach the gums to the tooth surface.
LANAP Laser vs Traditional Gum Surgery
Traditional periodontal surgery involves the use of a scalpel to remove diseased gum tissue. Using the LANAP technique, our team can eliminate infected tissue with an advanced dental laser. This process reduces pain and recovery time and encourages smooth gum reattachment and bone regeneration.
Cosmetic gum contouring can remove excess gum tissue, giving your smile an attractive frame. Using our specially designed lasers, we can reshape the gums for a more uniform and refined smile. There is no significant downtime, and patients can enjoy the aesthetic benefits immediately after treatment.
Cosmetic Gum Contouring
For patients with asymmetrical gums or excessive gum tissue, our team can contour your gum line to create a beautiful, even smile. This treatment is virtually painless and can be performed in a single appointment. Gum contouring can enhance your smile and your self-confidence.
Correcting Gum Recession
Patients with receding gums can undergo soft tissue grafting to protect the tooth roots. During this procedure, healthy gum tissue is harvested from the roof of your mouth or other areas of your smile. This treatment can reduce your risk of dental decay and improve the appearance of elongated teeth.
Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique® Grafting
Our team is pleased to provide the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique® to our patients. This method of gum grafting requires only a pinhole sized incision, through which the soft tissues can be moved into the proper alignment. No sutures are required, and recovery time is significantly reduced.
“Thank you for everything! You have a very friendly office where people greet you by name. Everyone makes me feel at ease and welcome as if I'm the only patient you have. I am extremely pleased with the outcome of my periodontal treatment. Kudos to Dr. Parkes and his staff.” Alex S.