Non-Surgical Periodontics Dentist in Mill Valley, CA
Ready to take control of gum disease and your health?
Non-surgical laser dentistry is the answer!
Beautify your smile and repair infected oral tissues safely!
When it comes to adult tooth loss, the primary threat isn’t a sports injury, or a bike accident, it’s actually periodontal disease. Also known as gum disease, periodontal disease is a chronic bacterial infection of the gum tissue.
If left untreated, an infection that begins in the gums can spread to the connective tissues that hold teeth in place, the teeth themselves, and even the jawbone. Emerging research also shows that chronic periodontal disease is linked to a number of whole-body health issues, including:
- Heart disease
- Digestion issues
- Respiratory problems
The good news is that at Mill Valley Dentistry we offer non-surgical laser periodontal treatment that really works! These specially-calibrated dental lasers are designed to eliminate diseased tissue, while retaining healthy portions of the patient’s gums. This conservative, gentle treatment is truly changing the game when it comes to treating gum disease.
Why do people pick Mill Valley Dentistry for laser periodontal treatment?
No Cutting, No Stitches
Our Mill Valley gum disease dentists treat periodontal disease using gentle lasers. This modern treatment is much less invasive than traditional cut-and-sew gum surgery. Periodontal lasers have an additional benefit: they only affect diseased or damaged tissue, your healthy tissues remain intact. That is why laser therapy requires so little post-treatment recovery time. Laser therapy allows us save more natural teeth than ever before.
Overcoming gum disease requires more than undergoing professional treatments in-office, we take the whole picture into account. Our team will help you develop a thorough, effective at-home oral hygiene plan that works. Some patients benefit from using specialized tools, while others incorporate mouth rinses into their routines. We customize our patients’ periodontal plans to meet their unique needs and dental goals.
Medical research continues to demonstrate that there is a link between gum health and whole-body health; this is called the oral systemic connection. The negative effects of periodontal disease can spread far beyond your teeth and gums. Dr. McConnell and Dr. Silverman provide state-of-the-art gum disease treatment to protect your smile and lower your risk of heart disease, stroke, and respiratory problems.
What Our Patients Are Saying
As a former dental assistant, I have an insider perspective on good dentistry. Dr. McConnell runs an exemplary practice that, in my opinion, is unparalleled...
I've had positive experiences with almost every dentist (a long list...) who has treated me. Dr. McConnell and his staff take professional skill, courtesy, and patient comfort to a whole new level.
— Louisa N.
I am on my way to getting my true smile back afters almost twenty years. The kindness and compassion I have felt, along with the incredible level of expertise you have in your field, have enabled me to put my trust in you, and I am now starting to feel good about myself again.