The health of your gums and soft tissues is an important aspect of your smile’s health. At Great Lakes Dentistry in Shelby, we are pleased to provide a variety of high-quality periodontal treatments to prevent and repair damage caused by a number of gum conditions. The most common condition we see at our office is gum disease. Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is the inflammation and infection of your gums and soft tissues. It often causes bleeding of the gums, loose teeth, and a receding gum line, in conjunction with a painful infection. If left untreated, gum disease can even lead to tooth loss and bone loss.

To treat gum disease and other gum conditions, Dr. Shawn Van de Vyver, our qualified dentist, combines many deep cleaning methods with advanced technology for powerful results. We use dental lasers to aid in scaling and root planing, treatments that are designed to remove infected gum tissue and smooth the surface of your teeth where bacteria can get trapped. The severity of your case will determine which type of treatments we suggest. If you are experiencing the signs and symptoms of gum disease in Shelby Township, Michigan, we strongly encourage you to contact our dental office today. Do not wait a moment longer to receive the standard of care you deserve.

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Great experience! Loved the office and the music, too! I am very excited about getting my implants. Thanks, Dr. V!
Jimmy Crackcorn
Jimmy Crackcorn
22:25 19 Apr 17
Let me start by saying that I have not seen a dentist in a very long time and I have HUGE anxiety about dental work. Dr. Van de Vyver and his staff (especially his hygienist, Samantha) are amazing, simply put. They put me at ease with their lighthearted small-talk and let me see what they were doing with a hand mirror during my cleaning, which was so helpful. When I went back to have a wisdom tooth extracted they went above and beyond to make sure I was comfortable and at ease. My anxiety about dental work is non existent now and I'm so thankful he was able to work on me quickly, efficiently and with kindness. I would recommend him to anyone, no matter how far the drive. He's great!
Samantha Snyder
Samantha Snyder
14:05 16 Dec 16
I think I found my new best Dentist...
Clara Gothard
Clara Gothard
22:30 17 Nov 17
This was a visit for my 85 yr old mom. Everyone in the office was so pleasent and went out of there way for us. The fee is very reasonable. The entrance was not friendly for someone who can not walk well. The ramp is very far from the unmarked door to the office. We will certainly go back. I would become a patient if my insurance was excepted.
Vicki V
Vicki V
11:14 01 Aug 16
s d
s d
02:15 15 Jul 17
Fast and friendly and easy on a wimp like me! 🙂
Kim Doll
Kim Doll
17:29 19 Jul 18
Friendly staff and great experience! Keep up the phenomenal service! Always a pleasure. Quick and thorough.
Jacki Bretz
Jacki Bretz
20:53 31 Oct 18
Very good cleaning experience. Dr. V. did a great job at numbing my sensitive gum line.
Jeff Scheuer
Jeff Scheuer
15:42 07 Nov 18
Dr. Van de Vyver is new in the area, not dentistry. He is friendly and upbeat. Has all the latest technology, things I never seen before. He did a filling and crown (which he makes on site). Everything went smooth. I needed one of my wisdom teeth removed which he did yesterday. I wouldn't say I enjoyed it, but he did a nice job and I'm fine today (without pain pills). I had one done many years ago and was in pain for 5 days.
john griffin
john griffin
13:41 15 Nov 18
I was a new patient at this dentist office and went to get a filling replaced. The whole experience was quick, efficient, and absolutely pain free. I will be a returning customer.
Evan L
Evan L
17:07 11 Jan 19
Very professional, state-of-the-art, and above all, Dr. Van is a friendly, caring individual. I absolutely recommend him.
Bruce Barta
Bruce Barta
20:31 16 Jan 19
Dr. Van is one of the very best dentists that I have used and our family have used many dental practices. With many large practices you will spend the majority of your appointment with a hygienist or dental technician. Not with Dr. Van. You are getting all top-notch dentistry with the Dr. himself. He has a state of the art facility where you will enjoy beautiful fast dental procedures such as cleaning, laser cleaning, repairs, implants, whitening, devices for solving the dangerous health issue of sleep apnea and convenient dental implants. He also accommodates early morning appointments. Dr. Van is very knowledgeable about how to get the most of your dental insurance benefits and also set up an easy payment plan on our balance that we can manage with our monthly bills without breaking the bank. Dr. Van knows, loves and understands children and he is especially great as a pediatric dentist! Did I mention he wrote a book on modern dentistry, he did! See it in his office! Thanks Dr. Van and staff : )
Lisa Baca-Morse
Lisa Baca-Morse
13:21 13 Mar 19

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