Explore Gum Disease and Laser Treatment at Belle Meade Smile Center

At Belle Meade Smile Center, we take gum disease seriously, from gingivitis to periodontitis—an inflammation of the gums linked to various complications and life-threatening diseases.


Symptoms & Prevalence

Millions of Americans experience periodontal disease annually, with about 75% of those over 35 dealing with gingivitis. Regular dental check-ups are essential to catch early symptoms and ensure optimal oral health.

Complications & Risks

Gum disease is associated with serious health issues, including heart disease, respiratory infections, stroke, ulcers, osteoporosis, pregnancy complications, diabetes, and cancer.

Recognizing Gum Disease

Visit Dr. Gatgens at Belle Meade Smile Center for regular check-ups to monitor gum health and detect early signs, such as bleeding or puffy gums, tenderness, bad breath, and loose teeth.

Professional Diagnosis & Treatment

Dr. Gatgens provides expert assessments and recommends the best dental treatments, from deep cleaning to advanced procedures like dental implants.

Laser Treatment for
Gum Disease

Experience cutting-edge periodontal laser therapy at Belle Meade Smile Center. Dr. Gatgens uses advanced laser technology for precise removal of inflamed gum tissue, promoting effective healing.

Benefits of Laser Treatment

Laser therapy supports tissue integrity, pain management, and wound healing, delivering personalized outcomes for improved oral health.

Why Choose Belle Meade Smile Center

Dr. Gatgens leads the way in laser dental treatment, ensuring top-tier skills and service for optimal outcomes in all areas of dentistry.

Replace Missing Teeth

At Belle Meade Smile Center, we stress the importance of replacing missing teeth to prevent complications associated with gum disease.

Start With Us Today

For a healthier smile and comprehensive dental care, schedule a consultation at Belle Meade Smile Center in Nashville, Tennessee. Our expert team, led by Dr. Gatgens, is committed to providing personalized and effective solutions to enhance your oral health and overall well-being.