Teeth Are Only One Part of the Equation
A beautiful smile requires healthy teeth, gums, and bone. That is why Dr. Dan Knellinger, Dr. Stacey Verkler, and Dr. Carol Bou-Sliman offer the periodontal treatments you need to maintain gum health. Your gums provide a barrier to decay and bacteria. In addition, when the contours of your gums are balanced, they enhance the appearance of your smile. We offer services to keep your gums looking and feeling their best, from scaling and root planing to gingivectomy procedures.
Bacteria are always present in the mouth. Therefore, even after your infection has been treated with scaling and root planing or laser gum surgery, you will need thorough, periodontal maintenance cleanings at regular intervals to manage the growth of bacteria.
Laser Gum Surgery
While scaling and root planing is often performed as a first line of defense, we also offer LANAP® laser gum treatment as an alternative to traditional cut and sew gum surgery. Ask our doctors about this innovative laser treatment during your consultation.
A gingivectomy is performed to remove or reshape gum tissue. It may be recommended to fix a gummy smile, uncovering the tooth surface beneath the tissue.
"If you have an issue with your teeth, go to the dentist and figure it out. But I definitely recommend Dr. Knellinger just because of how caring he and his staff are."
Schedule Your Appointment for Healthier Gums
When you are experiencing the initial symptoms of gum disease, such as bleeding or inflamed gums, early treatment with scaling and root planing can quickly resolve your infection before extensive damage occurs. Scaling and root planing is a procedure that allows us to remove the plaque, tartar, and bacteria that result in periodontal infection. We will clean the roots of your teeth beneath the gum line and smooth the surfaces to correct any rough areas. Scaling and root planing also encourages the reattachment of gum tissue to the root surfaces.
What You Need To Know About Gum Disease
Gum disease is the #1 cause of tooth loss in adults in the United States. If you’ve been told you have gum disease and want to learn more, complete the form to download your FREE copy of our What You Need To Know About Gum Disease article!