Periodontal Services Braintree

Expert Periodontal Care, Outstanding Results

At Dr. George Salem and Associates, PC, we offer the expertise and knowledge of our board-certified periodontist and Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology, Dr. Matthew Lann. With over 20 years of experience and extensive training in gum disease prevention, as well as surgical and non-surgical treatment of periodontal disease and dental implants, we’re able to offer countless ways to restore your smile’s health. Call our office today to schedule an appointment and learn how we can help tackle your gum disease symptoms and preserve your grin with our periodontal services in Braintree.

Why Choose Dr. George Salem and Associates, PC for Periodontal Services?

  • On-Staff Periodontist with 20+ Years of Experience
  • Surgical & Non-Surgical Periodontal Treatments
  • A Beautiful Dental Office That Overlooks a Garden

Gum Disease Treatment

Person pointing to red spot in their gums before gum disease treatment in Braintree

Gum disease is one of the leading causes of tooth loss as well as one of the most common dental problems in the world, estimated to impact one out of every two adults, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Dr. Lann has spent his entire career studying the variety of gum disease treatment methods to tackle both the early and late stages of this disease, allowing his patients to enjoy their natural smiles for longer and stopping the progression of their symptoms.

State-of-the-Art Laser Flap Surgery

Illustrated dental laser treating gums

Using our LANAP Millenium laser, we’re able to complete a state-of-the-art procedure called a flap surgery. When harmful bacteria and tartar begin accumulating below the gumline, our precise dental laser can be used to remove only the diseased tissue and germs from the area. We’ll then thoroughly clean the pockets using the laser to ensure that no bacteria remain and make it easy for a blood clot to form, allowing the healthy gum tissue to reattach to the teeth and protect their roots.

Bone Grafts

Illustrated bone grafting material being placed into jaw after tooth extraction

In situations where gum disease has led to the severe deterioration of the hard and soft supportive tissues of the teeth, we may recommend a bone graft. This procedure can also be used to help prepare the jawbone to receive dental implants. Dr. Lann will place a bone graft in the eroded area of the structure to add volume and density. Dr. Lann may combine this with platelet-rich plasma to help speed up the tissue regeneration and healing process.

Gum Grafts

Illustration of gum grafting procedure

With time, gum disease can lead to the deterioration of the soft tissues that support your teeth, or the gums, eventually exposing the roots of the teeth and putting your smile in harm’s way. If this occurs, we may recommend a gum graft, which is a procedure in which Dr. Lann replaces the lost tissue surrounding the roots of your teeth to boost your oral health. Added protection can also prevent more severe symptoms of gum disease from occurring, like infection and tooth loss.

Guided Tissue Regeneration

Illustrated dental instrument gently moving gum tissue

Typically, this procedure is recommended when bacteria gain entrance to the area between the gum tissue and tooth, causing the tissue to pull away from the tooth and creating pockets that can lead to bacteria accumulation and worsening infection. Guided tissue regeneration allows Dr. Lann to restore the stability and protection of a tooth by eliminating these pockets and stimulating the regrowth of healthy hard and soft tissue.

Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Treatment

Gloved hand holding vial with blood sample

Platelet-rich plasma can be used throughout the medical world in a variety of different ways, including for gum disease, but no matter what procedure it follows, it aims to help promote the regeneration of cells for faster healing and decreased risk of post-operative complications.

The process is simple: Dr. Lann and our team will produce PRP from your own blood by removing a very small sample and placing it in a centrifuge. The centrifuge will separate the blood into multiple different layers, including the platelets and plasma, which can then be injected into the surgical site to promote faster healing and minimize discomfort.

Gum Recontouring / Crown Lengthening

Close up of woman smiling before and after treating a gummy smile

When you look at your smile in the mirror, do you feel the ratio of gums to teeth is off? Gum recontouring, also referred to as crown lengthening, is a fast and precise procedure that acts to remove excess and overgrown gum tissue to reveal more of your healthy dental structure. It can restore the balance of your smile to make it appear more attractive and symmetrical.