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If you suffer from the adverse effects of periodontal (gum) disease, then you need to visit our skilled periodontist, Dr. Anne Nicholas, and her team of specialists immediately. Gum disease is a destructive dental problem that can silently and painlessly damage your teeth and their supporting structures (bone and gums) over time.

Indeed, if you ignore the problem, gum disease can progress to its later stages, which involve receded gums, loose teeth and even tooth loss. Therefore, it is important that you take the time to schedule an appointment with Dr. Nicholas, just to make sure she can assess your condition and prescribe a treatment plan.

Rest assured, Dr. Nicholas is a skilled and experienced periodontist who has had extensive training on the best methods for treating gum disease, even in its later stages.

One treatment she is proud to offer is laser periodontal therapy, which is also known as LPT. This treatment is an FDA-approved approach to treating gum disease, and it’s non-surgical! Laser periodontal therapy is less invasive and more effective compared to other treatments, and it can also be used in bone regeneration treatments.

At the office, Dr. Nicholas uses a Gemini 810 + 980 diode laser that is a dual-wavelength, soft tissue laser. This laser will emit a light beam that is used to carefully trim infected gum tissue with precision, remove hardened plaque and restore damaged bone. This laser can also help the gum tissue heal, and it can eliminate infection in the area.

When using this laser to treat your periodontal disease, you receive many benefits: Laser periodontal therapy takes less time and fewer follow-up visits compared to surgical treatment. It also helps you have a faster recovery; it involves less bleeding during treatment; it reduces your risk of infection; and it conserves more healthy gum tissue and bone.

If you’re interested in treating your gum disease with laser periodontal therapy, please call Dr. Nicholas and her team of specialists who are serving Palm Desert, La Quinta, Indian Wells, Rancho Mirage and the surrounding areas of the Coachella Valley in Palm Desert. You can reach them at (760) 851-0314 or by visiting their dental office in Palm Desert, California.