Gum disease is caused by bacteria in your mouth that turn into an infection. This chronic infection causes destruction to your jawbone and the tissues that support your teeth. If left untreated, pockets can form between your teeth and gums, allowing the bacteria to grow. When bacteria accumulate inside these pockets, your teeth can fall out.
At Proud to Smile Dentistry, one method we use to combat gum disease is laser periodontal therapy. An alternative to surgery, this treatment uses a diode or soft tissue laser to achieve healthy gums.