If you have swollen, bleeding gums, you may have periodontal disease. The sooner we eliminate this menace in your mouth, the better. Periodontal disease, commonly known as gum disease, is caused by bacteria in plaque. When plaque and tartar (hardened plaque) accumulate on the teeth, the bacteria can cause infection and inflammation in the gums. Left untreated, periodontal disease can cause serious loss of teeth and bone, and it has recently been linked to heart disease and stroke, as well as premature and low-weight babies.

Fortunately, we can stop this infection quickly and easily with laser therapy. We use a dental laser to gently remove infected gum tissue, and it actually vaporizes the bacteria causing the infection. Laser gum treatment is very high tech and very effective, and many of our patients find it to be more comfortable than traditional gum treatment methods.

Receiving proper treatment for gum disease in Palm Desert, California is one of the most important things you can do for yourself and your family. We take it seriously, and so should you. To learn more about gum disease treatment and to schedule your visit with our caring dentist, Dr. Anne Nicholas, we welcome you to call or visit us today. We are dedicated to providing you with the highest level of dental care.