Are your gums swollen, tender, or red? Do your gums bleed easily? If so, you may suffer from periodontal disease, which is also known as gum disease. Periodontal disease is a condition caused by bacteria in plaque, resulting in an infection in the gums and structures that support the teeth. If gum disease goes untreated, it can lead several serious dental problems, including bone loss, tooth loss, and receding gums. To avoid these consequences of periodontal disease, your caring dentist may recommend periodontal treatment. At the dental practice of Jon F. Ackerman, DDS, we are pleased to provide laser gum treatment. By using a dental laser for periodontal treatment, we can ensure that your treatment is quick and comfortable. In some cases, anesthetic is not needed for laser gum treatment in White Plains, New York, and because dental lasers are very accurate, we can precisely treat the affected areas without disturbing surrounding healthy tissue. Laser periodontal treatment is used to remove bacteria and infected tissue to encourage the growth of healthy tissue and restore your oral health. We invite you to call or visit us today to learn more about laser gum treatment and to schedule your visit with Dr. Jon Ackerman. We are eager to improve your smile!