Periodontal disease (gum disease) occurs when the gums and tissue surrounding your teeth become infected from bacteria in plaque and tartar. If left untreated, gum disease can lead to loss of teeth, gum tissue, and bone structure. To combat this often painful condition, Dr. Watz provides laser gum treatments. This non-surgical procedure focuses a laser on the affected area to kill bacteria and remove unhealthy gum tissue.
Laser gum treatment is considered safe and offers multiple advantages to more invasive surgeries. Laser gum treatment reduces the need for local anesthesia, decreases the amount of swelling that occurs, and minimizes patient discomfort. Our dental team may suggest laser gum treatment if you are experiencing:
- Sore or swollen gums
- Gums that bleed easily
- Loose teeth
- Teeth that appear abnormally long, indicating receding gumlines
We also provide some deep cleaning options designed to remove hard-to-reach plaque and tartar, especially from below the gumline. If you have any questions about laser gum treatment or gum disease, we invite you to contact our expert dental staff at Creekside Dentistry. We are committed to meeting all of your dental needs.