Periodontal Surgery

Periodontal (Gum) disease is not only the leading cause of tooth loss, but also has been shown to raise the risk factor for several potential health issues including stroke and heart disease. While gum disease typically begins with gingivitis, half of Americans aged 30 and above (64 million) have a more advanced form of gum disease known as periodontitis.

Common Symptoms of Gum Disease

Periodontal disease can be invisible and painless. Common symptoms may include, swollen/red gums, tender gums, loose teeth, toothaches, receding gums, bad breath, and bleeding from brushing.

Surgical Expertise

For over 30 years Dr. Matia has been diagnosing and treating Periodontal issues. In a specialty where experience and expertise are critical, Dr. Matia combines a wealth of knowledge with a gentle touch to deliver precision solutions for patients in the Mentor, Ohio area.

Surgical Solutions

Periodontal surgical procedures offered at Great Lakes include treatments like periodontal plastic surgery bone grafting, connective tissue grafts for receding gums, guided tissue regeneration, occlusal adjustment, osseous surgery, ridge augmentation, ridge preservation, sinus lift, scaling and root planing. 

Laser Periodontal Surgery

At Great Lakes, Dr. Matia delivers advanced laser periodontal surgery. Laser technology offers the most advanced technology for precision periodontal procedures, resulting in more efficient, effective, and comfortable treatment with faster recovery time. Gentle pulses of light effectively remove the damaging bacteria hidden between the teeth and gums. While traditional scalpel (blade) surgery can harm healthy gum tissue, advanced laser treatment focuses precisely on the diseased tissue leaving healthy tissue unharmed.

Benefits of Periodontal Laser Surgery


The Periolase® MVP-7™ is the most precise dental laser to regenerate bone growth and accurately target and remove bacteria without harming healthy gum tissue.

Fast Recovery

Since there is no cutting and little to no post-operative inflammation, our patients experience a much faster healing period and often do not need pain medication.

Minimal Gum Recession

Gum recession is commonly an unavoidable result of traditional surgery because the scalpel cuts away at the gum line. Laser gum surgery never harms healthy tissue, which means that there is little to no gum recession.

Stronger Support

Laser gum surgery is scientifically proven to generate new bone growth in the jaw protects providing added support to existing teeth.

Complimentary Consultation

If you are experiencing gum-related symptoms or have periodontal concerns, contact us today for a complimentary periodontal assessment and consultation. Our Periodontal specialist, Dr. James Matia, provides patients at Great Lakes Dental an experienced, compassionate, and expert clinician who knows how to get the best long-term results in Mentor, Ohio.