Gum Disease Treatment

Prevent Periodontal Disease In Fargo

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We want the best for our patients, so we take a unique approach to gum disease treatment. Periodontal disease, or gum disease, affects countless patients, and we want them to find rapid relief. Periodontal disease is an infection that affects the tissues that surround your teeth, and can lead to tooth loss and bone deterioration. Some of the signs and symptoms of gum disease include:

  • Gums that are unusually red
  • Gums that are tender or swollen
  • Gums that bleed easily
  • Gums that have receded from the teeth
  • Persistent bad breath
  • Change in bite

Dr. Hetland and his Fargo team provide non-invasive gum disease treatment so that you can enjoy healthy teeth and gums again without surgery.

Non-Surgical Gum Disease Treatment

The optimal way to treat periodontal disease is the way that is the least invasive and most cost-effective. In many cases, non-surgical gum disease treatment is the best way to accomplish this. We provide scaling and root planing treatments, which consist of a careful deep cleaning of the root surfaces. We remove the plaque, tartar, and bacterial toxins that are impossible for you to remove at home. In some cases, we also use a pain-free dental laser. Studies have shown that using lasers is a comfortable and effective route to treating periodontal disease.

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No More Hygiene Program

Dr. Hetland and his hygienists are highly trained when it comes to gum disease treatment. They are aware of all of the latest scientific discoveries associated with periodontal disease, including the No More Hygiene program. This program allows Dr. Hetland and the hygienists at Designer Smiles in Fargo to find out what bacteria is causing the infection and use targeted antibiotics that will be most effective for you. They can diagnose gum disease in its earliest stages and can educate their patients about every facet of the disease. Our hygienists follow a specific protocol to treat gum disease so that they see more consistent end results, faster healing, and increased patient involvement and understanding.

We have the technology and knowledge to administer the most effective and least invasive gum disease treatment to our patients. Give us a call in Fargo today to set up your appointment if you are in the area, including West Fargo and Moorhead!

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Designer Smiles

Dr. Dennis Hetland
Dr. Jeff Harrie
Come visit Dr. Hetland in Fargo if you are in need of dental services, such as dental implants or cosmetic dentistry! Call now to schedule an appointment if you are in Moorhead or West Fargo!

3525 25th St S
Fargo, ND 58104

CALL: (701) 298-9400 701-566-5063

  • I’m a busy mom of 4 so I really appreciate the text reminders about our upcoming appointments.
  • The best dental experience I’ve ever had because I slept through it. Sedation dentistry is the greatest thing ever.
  • I was so blessed to have found you. Thank you for helping me so quickly.
  • Dr. Hetland told me my new teeth would help me chew better and help relieve my jaw pain. What I didn’t know was that they would make me feel so much better about myself. I just can’t stop smiling. Thank you!
  • The Designer Smiles team is amazing. They took great care of my teeth when I didn’t and they did it without making me feel bad about all those years I neglected my teeth. I highly recommend them to EVERYONE!
  • Thank you for taking the time to make just a great smile for an old gal like me. I look and feel 10 years younger!
  • I had a great experience with Dr. Hetland and the whole staff at Desinger Smiles! I also had awesome results with the Six Month Smiles. Thank you for being so accommodating and enjoyable at all of my appointments!
  • Another wonderful experience today with Dr. Hetland and his staff. They truly care about your care and comfort. This was my second crown procedure in the past 3 years. They had great notes from the time before to ensure I did not feel any discomfort. Thanks for everything
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Making smiles bright extends beyond the doors of Designer Smiles, especially each March through June when we proudly participate in the Smiles For Life campaign. During this time, 100 percent of the proceeds from teeth whitening procedures go to children’s charities, including right here in the F-M area. This year, we have selected Camp Sioux for Diabetic Children as the local charity of choice.

We make helping children and bright smiles easy—simply contact us to schedule your teeth whitening appointment. You get a brighter, whiter smile, and children get a reason to smile, as well. If you are already happy with your bright smile, simply ask about the other ways you can participate in helping children.Dr. Hetland is a Smiles For Life participating dentist in Fargo, North Dakota to benefit children's charities.