Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, is a degenerative condition caused by bacteria on the teeth and gums. The bacteria lead to infection and inflammation of the gum tissue, and can cause receding gums, tooth loss, and bone loss. At Athens Advanced Dental, we are committed to helping you prevent and treat periodontal disease. For mild to moderate cases of periodontal disease, we offer scaling and root planing treatments to stop the progress of the disease. Our talented dentists are also pleased to offer laser periodontal therapy at our dental office in Athens, Texas. With laser therapy, periodontal treatment is more comfortable, effective, and efficient, and lasers help to shorten healing time. For more information on periodontal care, we welcome you to contact us today. Our dentists and dental team are dedicated to helping you stay in the best of oral health!