Gum disease is a chronic infection that largely goes untreated. In early stages, symptoms such as swollen or bleeding gums may be easy to ignore. However, it is at this point that gum disease may be reversed by our dentist. If left untreated, the infection grows, causing pockets to form around your teeth where your gums used to act as a barrier against bacteria and plaque. Your gums will recede and your teeth may eventually loosen due to damage inflicted upon your bone and tissue fibers.

But, how do I treat gum disease? Until recently, the only treatment for advanced gum disease was traditional dental surgery. Now, a modern laser treatment has been proven to safely and effectively treat gum disease. Dr. Ben Yee, a Tsawwassen dentist, offers laser gum surgery for patients with moderate to advanced periodontal disease.

How Do I Treat Gum Disease?

Laser gum surgery was made possible by the FDA and Health Canada cleared laser protocol, the Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP®) and the PerioLase® MVP-7™. The PerioLase® MVP-7™ allows our dentist to remove the bacteria that causes gum disease without the use of scalpels or sutures. This minimally invasive procedure affords patients the opportunity to seek treatment for gum disease from our dentist with less pain and less downtime, while realizing more long-term benefits.

Benefits of Laser Gum Disease Treatment

  • There is less pain and less down time associated with laser gum surgery
  • Laser gum surgery is proven to regenerate bone, effectively reversing the effects of gum disease.
  • This treatment is safe and effective for patients with existing medical conditions that may preclude them from other treatments.

If you have symptoms and are wondering, “How do I treat my gum disease?” contact our dentist to learn more about LANAP®.

Located in Tsawwassen, BC, our clinic provides dental care to local patients. We offer procedures including pediatric dental care, gum disease surgery, wisdom teeth removal, and aesthetic dentist care. We are looking forward to welcoming you to our office and encourage you to schedule your appointment today!