Improve Oral Health with Periodontal Treatment

Gum health affects the health of your teeth, bone and body. Periodontal treatments are an important part of maintaining your beautiful smile as well as your overall health. Contact our office to schedule a consultation for periodontal care with Dr. Long.

Laser Gum Therapy

Have you been putting off gum disease treatment? Many worry that gum surgery will be painful and require a lot of downtime, but with laser gum surgery, Dr. Christopher Long can restore the health of your mouth with less discomfort and faster healing times than traditional surgery. Dr. Long uses WaterLase® iPlus to remove bacteria and infected tissue without scalpels. The benefits of laser gum surgery include:

  • Decreased inflammation and bleeding
  • Little to no risk of gum recession
  • No stitches to worry about
  • Quicker healing times
  • Spurs the regeneration of the bone that supports your teeth
  • Predictable reattachment of tissue

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Fix a Gummy Smile with a Gingivectomy

An overabundance of gum tissue spoils an otherwise beautiful smile but can also compromise the health of your teeth. At Hollyburn Centre Periodontics & Implants in West Vancouver, BC, Dr. Long corrects gummy smiles by removing excess gum tissue and contouring the tissue that frames your teeth, exposing more of the tooth surface.

Scaling and Root Planing, Effective Gum Disease Treatments

To reach the bacteria below the gum line, Dr. Long may recommend scaling and root planing. This successful, non-surgical gum disease treatment removes calculus and bacteria from your teeth and root surfaces for a healthier mouth.

Periodontal Maintenance to Protect Your Gum Health

Periodontal maintenance visits are professional dental cleanings that are performed at regular intervals of every three to four months. Regular periodontal maintenance clears away harmful bacteria to prevent a reoccurrence of gum disease.

Bone Grafting Preserves Your Facial Structure

Bone density can deteriorate after tooth loss or as a result of gum disease. Healthy bone levels are critical to the integration of dental implants, properly fitting dentures and maintaining your appearance. Dr. Long can augment bone volume through grafting procedures.