Treating Gum Disease


Gum disease can develop at any age, a destructive and progressive condition that can cause tooth loss. If you are not paying attention to your oral hygiene or develop an infection of the gums for any reason, you can lose bone and gum tissue quickly. You also put yourself at risk for serious health problems. Keep gum disease at bay with our oral care tips and minimally-invasive treatment options that fight off the infection quickly!

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One of the biggest dangers of untreated gum disease is its systemic effects on the body. When an active infection in the mouth starts to spread, you may experience inflammatory and systemic conditions such as diabetes, heart disease and other health problems. Ignoring gum disease symptoms can lead to:

  • Chronic bad breath
  • Infection spreading to other parts of the body
  • Self-consciousness about unattractive smile
  • Disappearing gum line
  • Steady bone loss that leads to tooth loss
  • Permanent changes to the jaw from bone loss


Dr. Ollerton has extensive experience working with gum disease patients and treats each case using the most appropriate technique and protocol. We offer Laser Gum Treatment at our practice, a minimally-invasive technique that allows us to kill bacteria in the mouth and restore gum health without surgery or scalpels. We can get gum disease under control with short visits and keep the infection at bay with the right follow up treatment plan.

Watch our short video about Laser Gum Treatment to find out how we fight gum disease fast!


Periodontal disease develops in three distinct stages and is easier to control in the earliest stages. In fact, we may be able to reverse a lot of the damage when you first notice symptoms and come in for treatment. The three stages and symptoms are:

Gingivitis: Symptoms include puffy and swollen gums, bleeding when brushing and flossing, and redness or inflammation. This stage is easy to treat but you must come in for an evaluation sooner than later!

Periodontitis: Symptoms include gum recession as the gums start to pull away from the teeth, even more bleeding when brushing or eating, and extreme tooth sensitivity. Periodontal pockets may start to form at this stage when plaque and tartar build up around the tooth.

Advanced Periodontitis: Symptoms include loose or shifting teeth, chronic bad breath, and inflammation. The gums and bone are destroyed at this stage and you are at risk of losing your tooth.

Mark Shares His Experience With Laser Dentistry At Half Moon Dental Care

Laser Gum Treatment

 “In my opinion the fact that Dr. Ollerton stays up on the latest and greatest dental technology keeps his patients coming back.  It gets easier and easier to go to the dentist as opposed to old school methods that I grew up with.  According to Dr. Ollerton I had some very deep pockets in my gums.  He explained that laser gum treatment could be a quick and easier option to repair those gum problems.   So we decided to proceed with the laser gum treatment. 

After the treatment was only a matter of hours before I was able to function again.  As I recall I went to work the next day and there was no pain once the numbness wore off.  I would highly recommend it to anyone who is contemplating having this treatment done!”

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