Treatments for gum disease vary with every individual’s severity and needs, and Dr. LaRose and Dr. Smith are pleased to relieve any periodontal pains you may have. Our experienced doctors at Kootenai Family Dental can implement a solution for most cases, offering both surgical and non-surgical periodontal treatments in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, as well as laser-assisted gum treatments. Schedule a consultation today with our experienced, caring dentists so that we may help you consider the best solution for your periodontal disease. Call us at 208-966-6054 if you have increasing pain or discomfort in your gums, and we can provide the necessary treatments to alleviate any irritations.

Gum disease, also called periodontal disease, is a degenerative condition that is primarily caused by the bacteria that is found in plaque. The bacteria cause the gums to become inflamed and infected, and if left untreated, it can lead to serious problems such as tooth loss and bone loss.

Treating gum disease depends on your specific dental needs. Based on the severity of your condition, our dentists may recommend a series of deep dental cleanings, improved at-home oral care, gum surgery, or laser surgery to restore your oral health. We strive to help you restore your oral health and halt the progress of the disease with every treatment.
Over that last several years, dental lasers have become a great aid in treating periodontal disease. Laser-assisted gum treatment is typically more comfortable than traditional methods because there are no incisions, no stitches, and a faster recovery period. Dental lasers work by removing only infected tissue and destroying harmful bacteria, all while leaving your healthy gums untouched.

To learn more about our various gum disease treatments, or about laser-assisted periodontal therapy, we invite you to call or visit our practice today.