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Periodontal disease is an inflammatory disease that affects both the gum tissue and bone surrounding the teeth. It is caused by the bacteria found in plaque.


What are the risk factors?

  • Age
  • Use of Tobacco
  • Genetics
  • Stress
  • Medications
  • Clenching or grinding teeth
  • Cardiovascular disease, Diabetes, and Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Poor Nutrition and obesity

About Periodontitis

About Gingival Probing

Tissue Grafting

Connective Tissue Graft

Soft Tissue Graft

Chao Pinhole Techniqueâ„¢

Dental Implants

Single Implant - Posterior

Single Implant - Anterior


Fixed Hybrid Dentures

Caring for a Hybrid Denture

Bar Retained Overdenture

Locator Retained Overdenture

Implant vs. Bridge

Bone Graft and Immediate Implant Placement

Caring for a Dental Implant

Sinus Lift


During LANAP treatment, the PerioLase MVP-7 dental laser is used instead of a scalpel. The laser fiber is inserted between the gum and tooth, without cutting the gums. The laser light energy targets the source of the inflammation without hurting or removing any healthy gum tissue. This helps to slow or stop attachment loss and decrease pocket depth, and allowing the body to recover from the chronic infection without the need for scalpel or sutures. The gums are not cut to reduce pocket depth. The tops of your teeth (biting surface) are adjusted to keep from hitting your other teeth.


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