Gum Disease Treatment

Most people will experience some level of gum disease in their lifetime. Visiting your dentist regularly is imperative in detecting gum disease early on to ensure quick and easy treatment. Dr. Renu Michelsen can determine what type of treatment your situation needs.

Our team at Michelsen Dental is excited to help you get rid of any gum disease problems. We are equipped with Waterlase Laser Dentistry to treat any periodontal issues you may have. Your oral health is our priority.

Patients may be at higher risk of gum disease because of one or more of the following factors:

  • Smoking or chewing tobacco.
  • Diabetes.
  • Taking various medications regularly, including steroids, epilepsy medication, and cancer therapy medications.
  • Pressure or shifting from crooked teeth.
  • Pregnancy.
  • Using oral contraceptives.
  • Faulty fillings.
  • Dental appliances that don’t fit properly after years of use.

We also want you to be aware of the following symptoms of gum disease:

  • A receding gum line.
  • Bleeding gums.
  • Bad breath or a bad taste in the mouth that won’t go away.
  • Gums that are swollen or painful to the touch.
  • Loose permanent teeth.
  • A shift or change in the way your dentures fit.
  • Pain when chewing.
  • Pus you can see around your gums.

Periodontal disease comes in many forms and levels of seriousness. From the common and reversible chronic gingivitis to the aggressive forms like chronic periodontitis, we can help you take care of your gums. Milder forms of the disease are easily treated by a simple cleaning, while the more serious forms of the disease require more advanced treatment.

For the treatment of periodontal disease, we use Waterlase ® laser dentistry. Waterlase is a safe treatment options for periodontal disease. The therapy uses precise water lasers to remove inflamed tissue and calculus, leaving your bone and healthy gums in tact.

Don’t wait! Call to schedule an appointment today!

Don’t wait to schedule gum disease treatment! Gum disease is linked to your overall health, and the healthier your gums are, the healthier you will be! We want you to be pain-free. Call our office to schedule an evaluation.

I've been procrastinating on going to the dentist for a few years because I was nervous of what I might need. But after visiting with Dr. Michelsen, I found that I was worried for no reason at all. She and her staff are kind, patient, and gentle! I'm smiling because, not only are my teeth nice and healthy again, I also got my smile brightened. It looks better than I thought possible...and makes me feel happy about myself again.

Jill Parkin

2018-09-07T12:02:02+00:00

Jill Parkin

I've been procrastinating on going to the dentist for a few years because I was nervous of what I might need. But after visiting with Dr. Michelsen, I found that I was worried for no reason at all. She and her staff are kind, patient, and gentle! I'm smiling because, not only are my teeth nice and healthy again, I also got my smile brightened. It looks better than I thought possible...and makes me feel happy about myself again.
Dr. Michaelsen is amazing! My daughter has Veneers on her front teeth. One cracked this week and she is leaving on a vacation for 2 weeks! Dr. Michaelsen and her staff went above and beyond to get her in and get the tooth fixed. Dr. Michaelsen did such a beautiful job fixing her tooth. You can’t even tell that there was ever a problem. She is such an amazing talented Dentist! And her staff is terrific too!

Amy Willett Leon

2018-09-07T12:04:51+00:00

Amy Willett Leon

Dr. Michaelsen is amazing! My daughter has Veneers on her front teeth. One cracked this week and she is leaving on a vacation for 2 weeks! Dr. Michaelsen and her staff went above and beyond to get her in and get the tooth fixed. Dr. Michaelsen did such a beautiful job fixing her tooth. You can’t even tell that there was ever a problem. She is such an amazing talented Dentist! And her staff is terrific too!
Dr. Michelsen is fantastic! She is not only a great dentist with up to date equipment, but she is very good to her patients! Glad she is here and my dentist!

Susan Olive Nuttall

2018-09-07T12:04:11+00:00

Susan Olive Nuttall

Dr. Michelsen is fantastic! She is not only a great dentist with up to date equipment, but she is very good to her patients! Glad she is here and my dentist!
Dr. Michelsen is a very professional, caring and considerate dentist which puts the dental health of her patients above all else. Her office will not try to upsell you on services that aren’t needed like other dental offices. Her office staff mirrors her professionalism and friendliness.

Marc Ellison

2018-09-07T12:01:40+00:00

Marc Ellison

Dr. Michelsen is a very professional, caring and considerate dentist which puts the dental health of her patients above all else. Her office will not try to upsell you on services that aren’t needed like other dental offices. Her office staff mirrors her professionalism and friendliness.
My husband and I are both patients of Dr. Michelsen. As she has recently taken over this practice, we have only had a few visits with her but right off the bat, she made us feel right at ease and very comfortable with both her skill as a dentist and also her personal attention to her patients. She takes the time to get to know you, which we like. Her office staff is always very warm and inviting and never fail to greet you with a smile. I have already referred a friend and hoping we have the opportunity to refer others!

Robin Rodina

2018-09-07T12:04:32+00:00

Robin Rodina

My husband and I are both patients of Dr. Michelsen. As she has recently taken over this practice, we have only had a few visits with her but right off the bat, she made us feel right at ease and very comfortable with both her skill as a dentist and also her personal attention to her patients. She takes the time to get to know you, which we like. Her office staff is always very warm and inviting and never fail to greet you with a smile. I have already referred a friend and hoping we have the opportunity to refer others!
Very helpful and friendly staff. I love that they make your crown right there and you don't have to have a temporary tooth and wait for the permanent tooth.

Elliot Wagstaff

2018-09-07T12:03:10+00:00

Elliot Wagstaff

Very helpful and friendly staff. I love that they make your crown right there and you don't have to have a temporary tooth and wait for the permanent tooth.
Dr. Michelsen and her staff are amazing. We drive from Aliso Viejo because of the service we are provided. Thank you for taking great care of my family. We smile brighter because of you.

Alicia F.

2018-09-07T12:02:29+00:00

Alicia F.

Dr. Michelsen and her staff are amazing. We drive from Aliso Viejo because of the service we are provided. Thank you for taking great care of my family. We smile brighter because of you.

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