Periodontal Therapy

The Importance of Dental Hygiene

Oral hygiene is essential for good overall health. If an individual’s gum tissue surrounding the teeth are inflamed, it can cause bacteria to easily enter the periodontal pockets and the bloodstream, which can lead to life-threatening diseases.

Bacteria linked to periodontal disease and chronic gum inflammation can put individuals at risk for a wide range of health problems, such as:

  • Heart attacks
  • Strokes
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Potentially fatal health conditions

Patients with diabetes and poor gum health are twice as likely to have heart disease or kidney failure. An infection in the gums can cause them to bleed when you brush and floss, but sometimes the bacteria can be hidden in areas that you can’t reach when you brush.

Let Our Team Help You

Dr. Rice and her hygienists have over 70 years combined experience at diagnosing and treating gingivitis and periodontal disease at Cool Springs Laser Dentistry.

Our laser technology and enhanced comfort for all procedures has helped families in Franklin, Brentwood and Nashville Tennessee, to get healthy and stay healthy. Make an appointment today using the online scheduling tool or by calling our office.

Q&A: Non-Surgical Gum Treatment and Prevention

Periodontal disease is any infection that invades the connective tissue around your teeth that keeps them attached to the bone. Inflammation of your gums, known as gingivitis, is the start of periodontal disease.

If left untreated, it can spread to the bone and other supportive tissues that protect your teeth from loosening. This attack is why teeth loosen and need to be extracted.


Daily brushing and flossing go a long way in preventing the development of periodontal disease, along with regular visits to Cool Laser Dentistry for professional cleanings. This will help prevent plaque and bacteria build up in hard to reach places.

Dr. Rice recommends you come in once every six months, but you may need to visit more often if you already have gingivitis or periodontal disease. Here at Cool Springs Laser Dentistry, we will do a special saliva test if we see signs of gum damage or hidden disease. That way you can get treatment early without surgery, and be confident that your mouth will be healthy for life.

Sometimes, even when you do all the right things, you can still develop periodontal disease. Harmful bacteria can be present for a long time, but may remain in a dormant state as long as your immune system is working well. A chain reaction can result in the development of gum disease, among other illnesses. Some people have a genetic predisposition to harboring the bacteria that’s responsible for periodontal disease.

Keep up with your regular teeth cleanings and checkups so if problems do arise, they’re taken care of in a timely manner, so that you don’t lose your teeth and end up needing expensive dental treatment or gum surgery.

Gum disease is easier treated when it is diagnosed early, so we can avoid painful gum surgery. Dr. Rice can treat gum disease by:

  • Scaling and Root Planing (SRP) – We’ll numb the effected areas with a local anesthesia and treat it using specialized instruments, irrigants, and power time-released antibiotics.
  • Laser Bacterial Reduction (LBR) – This treatment is used to treat the bacteria in the periodontal pockets.
  • Laser Wavelength Assisted Periodontal Microsurgery – Dr. Rice has received training by the Academy of Clinical Technology at LVI to perform this procedure with the NDYAGG and Erbium LightWalker Laser for more severe cases.

Periodontal disease affects your overall health. Along with tooth loss, it may have a connection to such conditions as:

  • Heart disease
  • Premature births
  • Diabetes
  • Stroke
  • Respiratory disease
  • Alzheimer’s
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Knee and Hip replacement failure

The health of the teeth is paramount to the health of your entire body.


Q&A: Laser Gum Treatment

With the latest technology in laser science, we at Cool Springs Laser Dentistry have the ability to treat infected gums without the use of a scalpel or long healing times.

With the laser, Dr. Rice can eradicate the germs infecting your gums and healing starts right away. Located in Brentwood, Tennessee, it is a much more effective treatment and gets you on the road to a healthy mouth fast.

The laser is an intense light and can cause the area being treated to become warm, but at the healing settings that Dr. Rice uses so you won’t feel discomfort as she shines the laser on the infection and sterilizes the area.

The laser allows for reduced healing times due to its unmatched precision. The dental laser targets and removes diseased areas from the tooth’s roots. Once this portion of the treatment is complete, Dr. Rice will begin scaling off the calculus and plaque below the gum line and smoothing the roots of your teeth to prevent bacteria from re-adhering to the area.

Periodontal Therapy Cool Springs | Cool Springs Laser Dentistry

Dentistry That Can Change Your Life

Dr. Rice and her hygienists have over 70 years combined experience in periodontal therapy in Cool Springs..

Our laser technology and enhanced comfort for all procedures has helped families in Franklin, Brentwood and Nashville Tennessee, to get healthy and stay healthy. Make an appointment today using the online scheduling tool or by calling our office.

Cool Springs Laser Dentistry 1800 Mallory Ln, Brentwood, TN 37027, United States
Phone Number: (615) 649-0556
Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday, 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Cool Springs is a major commercial center located primarily within the county seat of Franklin, Tennessee. The northern part of Cool Springs falls within the city limits of Brentwood, both of which are within Williamson County.

Driving Directions to Brentwood, TN from Cool Springs, TN:
Get on I-40 E in Henderson County from TN-105 E, US-45W S, TN-104 E/TN-77 E, TN-220 S and TN-104 E
1 hr 11 min (56.4 mi)
Follow I-40 E and I-840 E to Cool Springs Blvd in Franklin. Take exit 68B from I-65 N
1 hr 40 min (116 mi)
Take Mallory Ln to your destination

See why Cool Springs Laser Dentistry has the best Periodontal Therapy in Cool Springs.

Google Reviews

"I would absolutely recommend Dr. Rice and her staff. I had a dreaded gum procedure today, and they made it so calming. I was stress-free once I got there and they answered ALL my questions before we started and gave me very detailed recovery instructions verbally and in writing!!” - Emily Church

“I love Elaine my hygienist!! She is the best, always does a thorough cleaning and has a great bedside manner.” - Lisa Torrens

“This was a new dentist for me. I was nervous and scared. It didn’t take but a few minutes to settle in. Elaine, the hygienist, was so gentle and I had a pleasant experience. Dr Rice was very reassuring and took all the time needed to explain everything to me. WONDERFUL DENTIST AND STAFF!!!” - Beatrice Witt

You may have found us by searching for some other common Dentist Categories:

Cool Springs Periodontist and Dental Implants

Periodontists in Franklin TN

Brentwood Periodontal Treatment

Periodontal Maintenance Brentwood Tennessee

Some other important pages:
Periodontal Therapy
Cosmetic Dentistry
TMJ & Oral Appliances
Holistic Laser Dentistry
Vivos DNA/mRNA System

Other cities near Cool Springs TN:
Brentwood, Spring Hill, La Vergne, Nashville, Smyrna, Columbia, Mount Juliet, Murfreesboro, Dickson, Lewisburg

Zip Codes near Cool Springs TN:
370201, 370202, 37203, 37024, 37027, 37064, 37065, 37067, 37068, 37069

Neighborhoods in Cool Springs TN:
Abington Ridge, Franklin / Barclay Place, Franklin / Carlisle, Franklin / Deerfield, Franklin / Echo Estate, Franklin / Franklin Green, Franklin / Garden Club, Franklin / Henley, Franklin / Ivan Creek, Franklin / Jackson Lake, Franklin


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