Advanced Periodontal Treatments in Raleigh, NC

There is a common misconception that tooth loss is an unavoidable part of the aging process. But, with proper dental care, there is no reason you cannot maintain a full, healthy smile well into your senior years. To help you maintain your optimal oral health, Brier Creek Implants & Periodontics offers a full range of advanced periodontal treatments for Raleigh and the surrounding areas. As a highly trained board-certified periodontist, Dr. Wu performs a wide number of periodontal surgery procedures everyday, including pocket reduction, gum and bone grafting, laser gum surgery, gum contouring, and much more. Read on to learn more about these types of treatments or call us to schedule a consultation.

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Laser Gum Surgery (LANAP)

When periodontal issues such as gingivitis cause the gum tissue to become infected and inflamed, it can be difficult to clean under the gum line. To remedy this, your periodontist in Raleigh may recommend laser gum surgery. This procedure uses an ablative laser to remove sections of diseased gum tissue. Most patients prefer this method over scalpel-based gum surgery as it is faster and comes with less discomfort. 

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Gum Contouring and Crown Lengthening Surgery

Patients that are dissatisfied with the appearance of their gums may opt for gum contouring surgery. This process involves flapping the gum tissue and adjusting the bone, therefore preventing the gum tissue from growing back over the tooth. Sometimes referred to as periodontal plastic surgery, this procedure reshapes the contours of the gums with either a laser or scalpel. When the purpose of the procedure is to reveal more of the crown of the tooth, it is sometimes called “crown lengthening.”

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