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Now You Have Nonsurgical Options for Gum Disease Treatment

Woman | Painless gum disease treatment

If you have advanced gum disease—your treatment options used to be limited to a special deep cleaning called scaling and root planing. With this procedure, your dentist removes the plaque and tartar from below the gums, then smooths out the root surfaces of the teeth to encourage the gum tissue to reattach to the teeth and heal.

Sometimes, however, scaling and root planing isn’t enough because the pockets formed in the gums (because of the gum disease) do not heal. In this case, surgery is needed, which involves stitching the gums afterward to help shrink the gum pockets.

The good news is that with laser therapy, you have a nonsurgical option ...

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