Gum Health

Let us help you manage your gum health. When you think of a healthy smile, your gums may not immediately come to mind. However, maintaining healthy gums is paramount to preventing gum disease, cavities, and tooth decay. If your gums are red around your teeth, then you may be experiencing the early stages of periodontal (gum) disease. Fortunately, gum disease is easy to prevent with regular teeth cleaning and checkups. If you currently have periodontal disease, you’re in luck. We are proud to offer state of the art laser-assisted periodontal therapy. Keep reading to learn more about treating and preventing gum disease.

Why You Should Consider Your Gum Health

Periodontal (gum) disease is the number one leading cause for tooth loss in older adults. Moreover, gum disease can have devastating effects on your mouth and the rest of your body. Gum disease is caused when bacteria gathers in the pockets beneath your teeth, causing infection and disease. These infections can spread to the rest of your mouth and body. If left untreated, periodontal disease can lead to periodontitis, an advanced type of gum disease linked to tooth loss. Periodontitis is associated with heart problems such as cardiovascular disease, stroke, and heart disease.

Treating and Preventing Gum Disease

If you’re suffering from periodontal disease, then we have a wonderful solution for you! Our office uses laser-assisted periodontal therapy (LAPT). LAPT is a non-surgical and painless method for treating gum disease. Unlike traditional gum disease treatment that involves cutting, bleeding, and stitching, LAPT uses soft tissue lasers to eliminate bacteria and reduce pocket size quickly and painlessly. Because LAPT is non-invasive, you may be able to return to work or play the very same day.

Key Benefits: 

  • No surgery required
  • Minimal recovery time
  • Reduces bacteria and risk for infection
  • Painless procedure 

Frequently Asked Questions

What is periodontal disease?
Periodontal disease (gum disease) is an infection of the gums and bone that surrounds the teeth. Unfortunately, gum disease is common, and is recognized as the leading cause of tooth loss in adults.

How long will my recovery period be?
The recovery time is extremely minimal. As a result, some patients may be able to return to the office or their favourite activity the same day!

Will my treatment be covered by my insurance?
The majority of insurance companies cover most of our services. For a more detailed estimate of your coverage, please contact your service provider. Feel free to call us anytime at 604-464-4131 for more information regarding insurance coverage.

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We proudly service patients from Port Coquitlam, Coquitlam, and other surrounding areas!

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2663 Shaughnessy St.
Port Coquitlam, BC, V3C3G7
Call Us: 604-464-4131
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