Some patients have some degree of gum disease which you might recognize as painful, bleeding gums. But some people have gum disease without even knowing it. All gum treatment starts with a thorough cleaning of the teeth. Once the irritating deposits, known as calculus, are removed from the teeth by a hygienist, gum tissue will always improve. Occasionally there is not sufficient improvement and it may be necessary to have more extensive gum treatment. For those patients, we have specialists who can provide laser gum treatment as well as traditional treatment.