Bea, an actual patient of The Gorman Center shows off her smile

“I feel very fortunate for the care I’ve received.

“I’m very happy with the look and feel of my mouth.” – Bea


Learn More About Periodontal Therapy

Periodontal Therapy

Dr. Gorman offers periodontal laser therapy in the Minneapolis – St. Paul area

Dr. Steve Gorman is looked to as a leader in both cosmetic dentistry and periodontal care, which are closely related. It has been known for some time that a healthy mouth reduces inflammation that can affect other parts of the body. In order to have a beautiful and well-functioning smile, we must have a healthy foundation of bone and gum tissue. Dr. Gorman is well known for his skill and knowledge, but what clients remember most is his careful listening and complete approach to care.

We can get you back on track if:

  • Your gums bleed when you brush, floss or have your teeth cleaned
  • You or others notice you have bad breath
  • Your gum tissue is receding (pulling back from your teeth) or your teeth appear longer
  • Your gum tissue is tender or swollen
  • You bite has changed because your teeth have moved or shifted

Periodontal Laser Therapy

The use of lasers is among the most exciting advancements in dentistry today. Laser therapy is safe, painless, and stimulates healing. Much like washing the dirt out of an open wound, lasers assist in killing bacteria and disinfecting the deep pocket around the tooth, reducing bleeding and inflammation. Our goal is to eliminate the transmission of oral bacteria into the bloodstream, improving overall health. Periodontal disease, commonly called gum disease, is an inflammatory condition which is an additional risk factor for heart and pulmonary disease, stroke, diabetes, low birth-weight babies, some cancers and can contribute to bronchitis, pneumonia, and emphysema. One of our highly trained hygienists will be able to evaluate your particular situation.

Other Benefits of Lasers

Dr. Gorman offers his clients the best in comprehensive dentistry. Lasers allow Dr. Gorman to perform aesthetic tissue recontouring when needed as part of your smile design, saving you a drive across town to a specialist.

Lasers can Speed the Healing of your Canker or Cold Sore

If you suffer from unsightly cold and canker sores, in a matter of minutes we can eliminate the pain and shorten healing time. Although the best time for treatment is when you feel the initial tingling of a cold sore or canker sore, you will benefit at any stage in the healing process. Each treatment reduces the likelihood of recurrence!

DNA & Bacterial Testing

There has been an exciting breakthrough in the treatment of periodontal disease, one that you won’t find everywhere. Our oral DNA testing allows us to determine your genetic and bacterial susceptibility to gum infections aiding us in determining the best treatment for you. Some people are simply more genetically prone to periodontal disease.

Perio Protect

Perio Protect is an exciting new product used at home to speed healing and is often used in combination with periodontal laser therapy. Wearing a special tray made to fit comfortably over your teeth, filled with a hydrogen peroxide solution and an antibiotic, has been proven to help build bone back after gum disease.

A beautiful smile portrays confidence. But a healthy mouth ensures the longevity of your smile and your whole body as well. For some people, periodontal disease goes untreated — because they may not know they have it, don’t realize the impact on total body health, don’t think it’s important, or because they are nervous about traditional periodontal treatments. Thankfully, Dr. Gorman offers a cutting-edge solution in periodontal laser therapy in Minneapolis, offering treatments that are more effective and comfortable than ever before.

Our comprehensive periodontal therapies include:

  • DNA testing to assess your genetic susceptibility
  • Bacterial testing to determine the exact type and concentration of periodontal bacteria
  • Pharmaceutical-grade nutrients to support the periodontal tissues and healing
  • Dental laser therapy to kill bacteria and eliminate diseased tissue
  • Perio Protect – Locally delivered antimicrobial agents to target bacteria and maintain wellness
  • Collaboration with your physician regarding total body health

Dr. Gorman has developed a system that addresses the link between gum disease and the total body, taking into consideration that periodontal disease isn’t just a condition of the mouth but a condition of personal immunity and how your body reacts to the levels and types of bacteria in the mouth. Dr. Steve Gorman will help you customize your periodontal therapy in Minneapolis – St. Paul and North Oaks.

Call The Gorman Center for Fine Dentistry today!