Healthy gums for a healthy life

Gum health significantly affects your overall health.

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.

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Common Symptoms of Gum Disease

Did you know that periodontal disease can be invisible and painless? The most common symptoms include:

  • Swollen/Red Gums
  • Tender Gums
  • Loose Teeth
  • Tooth Sensitivity
  • Toothaches
  • Receding Gums
  • Bad Breath
  • Bleeding From Brushing

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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.

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Dr. Matia uses the most advanced laser technology available to help minimize patient discomfort and maximize effectiveness. The LANAP® laser system delivers a gentler and more precise treatment for periodontal disease using gentle pulses of light to effectively remove the damaging bacteria hidden between the teeth and gums. While traditional scalpel (blade) surgery can harm healthy gum tissue, LANAP® focuses precisely on the diseased tissue leaving healthy tissue unharmed.

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Benefits of Laser Periodontal Dentistry

Dr. Matia uses the Periolase® MVP-7™ which is known as 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, Dr. Matia’s 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.

Connective tissue Grafts

Dr. Matia specializes in connective tissue grafts. Receding gums leave the root surfaces of the teeth unprotected; exposing teeth to risk for damage as well as making them appear misshaped or excessively long.

By taking soft tissue from other areas in the mouth and attaching it to the receding gums, Dr. Matia helps patients support existing teeth for a more healthy beautiful smile.

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Benefits of Connective Tissue Grafts

Regenerate Bone Growth
Connective tissue grafts have been shown to not only provide for long-term tooth protection, but also to regenerate bone growth.

Dependable Root Coverage
Exposed roots lead to pain and serious issues for the involved tooth. Full coverage with gum tissue prevents the opportunity for root exposure and future damage in the treated area.

Healthy Gumline
Gum issues often have both health and aesthetic consequences. Connective tissue grafts create a healthy and protective gumline while also improving the overall appearance of teeth that may have appeared to be too long.

Faster Healing
With a traditional tissue graft, more skin is typically removed from another area inside your mouth leading to high levels of discomfort and a long healing period. However, a connective tissue graft removes only a thin piece of tissue from the donor area inside your mouth leading to less overall discomfort and faster healing.

Additional Periodontal Procedures

  • Periodontal Plastic Surgery
  • Bone Grafting
  • Guided Tissue Regeneration
  • Occlusal Adjustment
  • Osseous Surgery
  • Ridge Augmentation
  • Ridge Preservation
  • Scaling and Root Planing
  • Sinus Lift

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