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Gum Disease Treatment

Man with healthy smileAt MOD Squad Dental, we do everything possible to keep your natural teeth intact as long as possible. Your smile can last a lifetime with regular dental visits and preventive care. We make hygiene visits fun, and studies show that preventing gum disease can add years to your life.

You may not think gum disease is a problem for you, but it’s actually more common than most people realize. In fact, studies show that up to 80% of Americans have some form of gum disease. In fact, recent studies have linked gum disease to heart disease and diabetes, showing that people with this condition are twice as likely to develop these systemic illnesses.

We can help you prevent gum disease with regular cleanings and control it with periodontal maintenance. If it’s been a while since your last dental appointment, schedule one with Dr. Friedman today and get back on the track to a healthy smile and a healthy you!

At MOD Squad Dental,you'll be treated with kindness and caring, and we’ll never think of scolding or judging you – our only desire is to help you enjoy better, brighter oral health.

Chao Pinhole Technique

Dr. Friedman is proud to offer one of the latest services in periodontal care today to ensure his patients’ comfort and satisfaction! The Chao Pinhole® Technique eliminates the needs for scalpels or messy sutures altogether, allowing you to lay back and relax as our team corrects and minimizes the gum recession you’ve experienced.

During this treatment, Dr. Friedman will create a very small hole in the gums with a special needle. Then, special, advanced instruments are used to carefully loosen your gum tissue and move it back into a healthy position over the tooth – that’s it! The lack of any cutting or stitching of the tissue should reduce any post-operative bleeding or swelling, and there are often enjoyable cosmetic benefits to the procedure in addition to improved oral health. 

For more information on Dr Friedman's expertise using the Chao Pinhole technique, please see here

Scaling and Root Planing

Before any surgical intervention is required, scaling and root planing could be the saving grace that restores health to your gums. Dr. Friedman will typically recommend this in-depth cleaning when the gums have started to pull away from the teeth. The scaling will involve the removal of plaque from below the gumline, while the root planing consists of smoothing the tooth roots and removing rough spots that can cause bacteria to gather and accumulate.

Dental Laser Technology

Dr. Friedman will always be abreast of the latest in dental equipment and comfort in dentistry.  The Biolase Waterlase Laser is used to perform a wide range of dental procedures on teeth, gums, and bone more comfortably.  Typically, our Waterlase laser allows us to use fewer shots and less anesthesia or, in most cases, no shots. With laser dentistry, we can recontour gum tissue, prepare teeth for fillings, treat gum disease, and much more! 

Digital Imaging

Many of our patients wonder how they would look with after a smile make-over, teeth whitening procedure, or orthodontic treatment. At MOD Squad Dental, you don’t have to wonder any longer. Dr. Friedman offers complimentary digital imaging.  A couple digital photos are taken here in our photo studio, and with the help of our digital imaging software, patients are able to see themselves with a new smile within minutes. They even have the ability to email them to family and friends. 

This is an example of our team using the latest in smile imaging software.  This patient visited our dental home wanting to improve her smile.  Within minutes, she was able to view and walk out with this photo to share with family and friends.

Digital Radiographs

All radiographs (X-rays) are of digital quality. This form of X-ray allows Dr. Friedman and the patient to view the results within seconds of taking the image.  Because the digital X-ray exposure is shorter than conventional X-rays, the amount of radiation is reduced by up to 90%.  Digital radiography is an advanced technology that speeds up treatment and helps us make the most accurate and efficient diagnosis of your dental condition.