We are pleased to offer non-surgical periodontal therapy at our Durham, North Carolina dental office to improve your oral health. The goal of periodontal therapy is to treat and prevent periodontal disease, which is also known as gum disease. Periodontal disease is caused by bacteria and can be linked to a buildup of plaque on the teeth and gums. Our skilled dentists, Dr. Macon Sapp and Dr. Baxter Sapp, utilize the WaterLase® dental laser to provide effective, comfortable periodontal therapy. The WaterLase laser can remove debris between the teeth and gums, helping to avoid infection of the gums that can cause red, tender, swollen gums that bleed easily. Laser dentistry is also effective at removing bacteria and infected tissue to allow the growth of healthy gum tissue. WaterLase dentistry is comfortable and safe. We invite you to contact us at Durham Dentistry today to learn more about our non-surgical periodontal therapy and WaterLase laser dentistry. We look forward to caring for your smile!