Up to 80% of the population has some form of gum disease or periodontal disease. Left untreated, this destructive bacterial infection can cause gum, bone, and tooth loss. Periodontal disease has also been linked to serious health problems like diabetes, heart disease, and Alzheimer's. Dr. Makram uses non-surgical periodontal therapy in North Naples to alleviate the symptoms of periodontal disease and prevent future damage.
Early-stage gum disease, or gingivitis, may cause red, swollen gums that bleed when you brush. We treat gingivitis with a deep cleaning and instruction on proper oral hygiene and home care. Moderate cases of periodontal disease often respond well to laser therapy.
In our dental office, we strive to use only the best technology that dentistry has to offer to provide our patients with more effective, efficient, and comfortable care. When it comes to treating gum disease, we utilize LANAP®, a type of laser periodontal therapy. It allows us to remove infected gum tissue without causing bleeding, eliminate pockets of harmful bacteria, and sanitize the affected areas, enabling your mouth to heal faster from this disease.