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4 Signs You Have Periodontal (Gum) Disease

An important part of your oral health, in addition to the condition of your teeth, is your periodontal (gum) health. And because the health of your teeth and gums go hand in hand, it’s equally important to monitor and treat periodontal disease.  Periodontal (gum) disease is an infection of the gums that can become serious when not treated. Your gums …

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How Laser Dentistry Can Help Gum Disease

For decades, the first line of treatment for the early stages of gum disease has been a procedure called scaling and root planing. During this treatment, tartar deposits below the gumline are scraped away using a specialized dental tool, then the root is smoothed to allow the gums to reattach. Scaling and root planing is safe and effective, but with …