Gum Health

What is Gum Disease?

Gum disease is an inflammation of the gum line that can progress to affect the bone that surrounds and supports your teeth, leading to swollen or bleeding gums, bad breath, loose teath, and gum recession.

The three stages of gum disease — from least to most severe — are gingivitis, periodontitis and advanced periodontitis. 
Gum Disease Prevention

Luckily, periodontal disease can be preventable. Adding these habits to your daily routine can help significantly: brushing your teeth at least twice daily, flossing at least once a day, using a mouthwash, being aware of your risk for developing gum disease (affected by smoking, diet, genetics and certain health conditions), and visiting your dentist regularly.

For additional information on preventative measures, please refer to our Oral Hygiene leaflet, available in the Downloads section.

Laser Gum Therapy

In periodontal laser therapy, the dentist uses a dental laser to access and remove the inflamed gum tissue from around the root of the tooth. When the infected tissue is removed, the area between the gum and the root can then regenerate during the healing process. 

We recommend courses of 4 laser treatment sessions over a period of 12 months.