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Gum Surgery and Lasers

Jun 3rd, 2016

Dentistry is an ever-evolving field. This is good news for you because it means that with each passing year, the quality of dental treatment you receive only gets better. Dental care has expanded to include treatment of the gums and other structures supporting the teeth.

Dr. Paul Mathew is a dental specialist who has received extra training in the area of gum health and care. This specialized training includes skillful use of laser technology when it comes to performing gum surgery.

How are lasers used in gum care?

Treating Gum Disease

Lasers can be used to help reduce the number of bacteria present in the gums around a tooth. They come in handy when a traditional surgical technique could otherwise result in a lot of bleeding. A laser will help reshape the gums, remove infected tissue, and smooth tooth roots.

Cosmetic Applications

Did you ever feel that your lips or gums close too far down over your teeth?  Believe it or not, it is actually possible to have too much gum tissue. Laser gum contouring can easily trim away the excess gums with minimal effects on the rest of the tissues. A laser can cauterize tissue on contact, resulting in less discomfort and improved healing time.

Sometimes, harmless but annoying growths that show up in the mouth. These can be removed with the help of a laser with no complications.

Salem Gum Therapy

Learn more about the skills and experience our incredible team has to offer. At Paul Mathew D.D.S, Artisan Dentistry, we believe that your entire mouth – not just individual teeth – is a work of art, and we treat it so. Call us for a consultation to find out the technologies and techniques we can use to help you discover your healthiest and most beautiful smile.

Warranty

Our 5 Year Warranty

Anyone can train to be a technician, but few have the talent to become an artist. That’s why Dr. Mathew is able to guarantee his cosmetic dentistry work for a full 5 years. If anything goes wrong with the work, Dr. Mathew will fix it free of charge, as long as you continue with your regular 6 month preventative care cleaning and check up for the duration of the warranty.

Treatment Room

Individualized
Treatment Rooms

Our individualized treatment rooms and operatories provide patients with maximum privacy and comfort. The treatment rooms were built specifically with your comfort in mind.

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Here at Paul Mathew, D.D.S. we work diligently to protect our patients' privacy. Requesting an appointment via our Internet portal is considered part of what the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) has identified as electronically protected healthcare information or ePHI. Unfortunately, despite our best efforts, there are people or entities that may attempt to intercept the data you transmit to us. By checking the "I agree" box, and electronically making an appointment request, you acknowledge that you are making an appointment over the internet and that Paul Mathew, D.D.S. will keep this information confidential but cannot guarantee that others, outside of our practice, may illegally intercept this communication. By accepting these terms and conditions and sending this request via our Internet portal, you accept the inherent risk(s) associated with making this request for an appointment. If you do not accept the terms and conditions, you are always welcome to contact our office via telephone to schedule your appointment.