What does periodontics mean?

Periodontics is the branch of dentistry that focuses on the structures surrounding and supporting the teeth.

A periodontist specializes in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of periodontal disease, and in the placement of dental implants. Usually, a periodontist will treat oral inflammation and severe gum disease.

Your gums bleed when brushing?

If your gums are bleeding when you floss or brush your teeth, you have periodontal disease, also known as gum disease. Gum disease is common, so don't worry. Our doctors at Signature Smiles are happy to help you and find the right periodontal treatment for you.

Here at Signature Smiles, we have the latest technology to make your treatments efficient and gentle. For periodontal therapies, we utilize the ultra-thin (size of 3 human hairs) LANAP dental laser removes the infected gum tissue and tartar under the gum line. The laser also disinfects the area, selectively killing all bacteria that then allows for new, healthy bone to grow. The small, sterile wound is then sealed to the root surface.

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