Periodontal disease is a disease that affects the gums and soft tissues around your teeth. Periodontal disease is usually painless, but you may notice the following symptoms:

• Red, tender, and swollen gums
• Gums that bleed when you brush and floss

At this stage, the infection spreads below the gums to damage the gums and bone that support your teeth. The signs of periodontitis are:

• Receding gums
• The formation of deep pockets between your teeth and gums
• Bad breath or a bad taste that will not go away
• Pus coming from the gums
• A change in your bite
• Loose permanent teeth

When a patient has periodontitis, Dr. Lynn Leyde may recommend laser gum treatment in Shoreline, Washington. During laser gum treatment, our dentist will clean out the periodontal pockets between your teeth and gums. Any diseased gum tissues will be removed. Using the laser, our dentist will reattach your gums to your tooth roots, thus closing the pockets. Because a laser is used in this procedure, there is very little bleeding. The procedure is also nearly painless.

To learn more and to schedule an appointment, contact Professional Dental Care today.