It is estimated that 80 percent of the population suffers from some degree of gum disease. If you have red, swollen, or bleeding gums, there is a good chance you fall into this category. Left untreated, gum disease can lead to serious problems both with your teeth and your entire body. During your biannual examinations at Aesthetic Dental Studio, we will check for indications of gum disease in an attempt to treat it before it becomes a larger problem. Candidacy for Laser Gum Therapy Laser gum therapy is an advancement in periodontal treatment that works to remove bacteria and buildup from your gums and promote your natural healing response. This solution is ideal for patients whose gum disease has not progressed into a more serious issue. Ideal candidates for laser gum therapy include people who have mild to moderate periodontal issues, and can benefit from this less invasive form of treatment. Laser gum therapy can be used if scaling and root planing are not sufficient to treat your gum disease, though in some cases they are used together. It is commonly used in instances where gum disease has been left untreated for a long period of time. During your consultation, our dentists will carefully assess the severity of your gum disease, and discuss all of your options. If you live in or around Calgary, Alberta, Northwest Calgary, or Airdrie and are suffering from gum disease, please contact the experienced dentists at Aesthetic Dental Studio to discuss laser gum therapy today.