Gum Disease Treatment
  • Join our VIP Membership Club if you don’t have insurance
  • Feel at home with comforting amenities
  • Improve your smile with comfortable laser therapy
Restore Your Gum Health

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Revive Your Smile With Gum Disease Treatment in Oakland

Your gums are a window to your oral health. When they are infected, it can impact everything from how your breath smells to your risk for heart disease or diabetes. Our gum disease treatment in Oakland will help you:

  • Prevent more serious consequences of neglected gum health
  • Keep your teeth intact by eliminating infection
  • Improve your confidence in your oral health
  • Stop tooth sensitivity due to gum recession from an infection
  • Protect your overall health by reducing your risk for serious diseases

If you are concerned about your gum health, call 510-983-7444 for an appointment. You’ll also want to ask about joining our VIP Membership Club for coverage on preventive care. We even have options for patients vulnerable to gum disease. It’s perfect if you don’t have insurance!

We Offer Many Ways to Treat Your Gum Disease

When it comes to a gum infection, it can often be difficult to spot. You may notice symptoms such as sensitive gum tissue, bleeding after you brush or floss, or red or swollen gums. However, those aren’t always so obvious to detect on your own. That’s why it’s so important for you to visit us regularly for cleanings and exams. If we spot gum disease, we’ll work with you on a treatment plan that will bring back your healthy gums. Your treatments may include:

  • Scaling and Root Planing – This deep cleaning procedure will remove the plaque and tartar in and around your gumline (scaling) and smooth out your tooth roots to reduce your risk for reinfection (root planing).
  • Laser Treatments – We’ll use a safe and gentle laser to break up the material causing the infection. It’s a much more comfortable way to restore your gum health than more traditional methods.
  • Perio Protect – This non-invasive periodontal treatment includes trays that you wear to deliver gel with hydrogen peroxide into your gumline to eliminate the disease.

We’ll work with you on which treatment option is best for your smile. Rest assured, there’s no reason to be nervous while you’re here. In addition to our comforting amenities, we’ll numb the area of treatment with a topical anesthetic so you don’t feel a thing.

Don’t wait for a dental emergency to address your gum health. For gum disease treatment in Oakland, new patients should call 510-983-7444 for an appointment. Existing patients can call 510-240-7264. We have Saturday times available for your scheduling convenience.

Common Questions About Gum Disease Treatment

What is gum disease treatment?

Gum disease treatment is designed to get rid of plaque, tartar, and bacteria from around and below your gumline. At Laurel Smile Dentistry, we offer several types of gum disease treatment, including scaling and root planing, laser treatment, and Perio Protect which delivers antibiotics through trays you wear at home. Your dentist will help decide on the right type of treatment based on your needs.

What causes gum disease?

Gum disease, also called periodontal disease, is an infection caused by bacteria in your mouth. Bacteria form a clear, sticky film called plaque that builds up around your gumline, leading to inflamed and infected gums. Left untreated, the infection causes your gums to separate from teeth, creating “pockets” where more bacteria accumulate. In the advanced stages of gum disease, the infection spreads from your gums to the bone that supports your teeth. Your teeth could loosen and possibly fall out.

What are gum disease symptoms?

In its very early stages, gum disease often shows no signs or symptoms. As it progresses, however, your gums may become red and puffy and painful to the touch. Your gums may also bleed when you brush or floss. If left untreated, gum disease can even lead to tooth loss. Getting regular checkups is crucial to stopping the cycle of gum disease.

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