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Are your gums inflamed, sensitive, or receding? Are you experiencing chronic bad breath?

These are all symptoms of a periodontal disease, but don't worry—treatment doesn't have to take a long time or require a painful recovery.

Redlands Family Dentistry in Redlands, CA, provides laser-based periodontal care for comfortable, effective treatment.

What Is Periodontal Care?


Periodontics focuses on the systems that support your teeth, such as the jawbone and gums. Periodontal care maintains a healthy foundation for your smile, preventing many serious dental conditions. This care is usually performed by a periodontist, a dentist who specializes in periodontics. However, our dentist has the training and tools to provide this care without the need for referrals.

Why Periodontal Care Matters

Your smile can quickly deteriorate without healthy structures to hold your teeth in place. Bad dental health can lead to loose teeth, a misaligned smile, and eventually, the loss of your teeth. Periodontics by Redlands Family Dentistry can provide a wealth of benefits:

Better Function

Poor periodontal health can make chewing and speaking painful and difficult. Periodontics can resolve these issues.

Better Oral Health

Your oral health starts with the tissues around your teeth. Taking care of periodontal issues and undergoing regular preventive care is essential to maintaining your oral health.

Better Self-Esteem

Gum recession and chronic bad breath can take a serious toll on your confidence. Our periodontal care can improve your oral health, the appearance of your smile, and your self-esteem.

Less Pain

Periodontal problems can cause pain and inflammation in the gums and surrounding tissue, which can be resolved with treatment. Fortunately, our advanced techniques involve minimal discomfort.

Because we use LANAP laser gum treatment, we can usually resolve gum disease quickly, comfortably, and with no need for scalpels.

Call Us About Periodontal Concerns We Provide Comfortable, Efficient Treatment

Traditional gum disease treatment is painful, takes a long time, and involves considerable bleeding. But thanks to the technology at our Redlands, CA, dental office, giving your smile a healthy foundation can be efficient and comfortable, without sacrificing the effectiveness of your care. 

That's because we use lasers to eliminate bacteria and remove disease tissue, which is a safer and more efficient approach than using traditional dentistry tools. We also use ultrasonic tools to remove plaque and bacteria that have collected below the gumline, which is a comfortable yet equally effective solution compared to using handheld tools.

Meanwhile, our dentists focus on creating an environment where you can relax. From the fresh smell of cookies baking in our office daily to our use of state-of-the-art technology, patients can feel relaxed and calm during every step of their periodontal treatment journey. Call to request a consultation at our Redlands, CA, office:

(909) 793-7884

The staff at Redlands Family Dentistry is here to help.

5-Star Reviews From Our Redlands, CA, Patients


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Best dentist, staff, and equipment in the IE...wouldn’t think about going elsewhere as long as he’s around...first class all the way!!!

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I have always had a great experience at Redlands Family Dentistry. They are competent, kind and accommodating.

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Candidates for Periodontics Symptoms of a Periodontal Problem

You may have gingivitis (early gum disease), periodontitis (advanced gum disease), or another periodontal problem without recognizing it. If you have any of the following symptoms, it's not necessary to seek out a periodontist or other specialist; in most cases, we can provide periodontal treatment that works for you:

Loose Teeth

As gum tissue detaches from your teeth and periodontal pockets of bacteria form, your teeth may feel loose. This occurs in advanced stages of periodontal disease and requires treatment as soon as possible to save your teeth.

Gum Inflammation

Gum inflammation can indicate several oral health problems, such as a root canal infection or gum disease. If your gums are a dark red color in contrast to a healthy pink, your gums are inflamed, which may be a result of periodontal disease. Regardless of the cause, contact us right away if you notice this symptom.

Bad Breath

Chronic bad breath that doesn't go away even with good oral health practices may be due to a periodontal problem. As the infection causing your gum disease continues to progress, persistent bad breath can indicate it's time to make an appointment. 

Gum Sensitivity

Bacteria, plaque, and infections along your gumline can cause discomfort and sensitive gums. Your gums can become prone to bleeding and may be sensitive to even the slightest pressure put upon them. 

Receding Gums 

Receding gums indicate a periodontal problem and can lead to very serious oral health issues when left untreated. Receding gums not only give you an uneven smile with teeth that appear longer, but also increase your sensitivity. 

A Focus on Laser Therapy Process of LANAP

We are proud to treat gum disease using Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP). Laser technology allows our Redlands, CA, practice to perform gum disease surgery quickly, effectively, and with no need for scalpels—or a referral to a periodontist.
LANAP requires no scalpels or sutures, which means less bleeding, pain, and sensitivity for Redlands, CA, patients. 
LANAP requires no scalpels or sutures, which means less bleeding, pain, and sensitivity for Redlands, CA, patients. 


Your laser treatment begins with an assessment of your teeth. The dental team will determine the level of treatment each of your teeth need.

Remove Bacteria

By applying the laser, your dentist will destroy the infection-causing bacteria affecting your tooth and stop the spread of gum disease.

Remove Plaque and Tartar

We use ultrasonic scaling and root planing tools in combination with the LANAP procedure to remove tartar and plaque from below the gumline.

Reattach Gum Tissue to the Tooth Roots

Finally, laser technology again will be used to reattach your gum tissue to each affected tooth.

Consider Dental Implants For Missing Teeth

Sometimes our dentist will need to perform a tooth extraction when periodontal disease has progressed past the point of saving the tooth. Consider dental implants for a permanent solution to fill the gaps in your smile. These titanium devices replace lost tooth roots and provide exceptional support for replacement teeth. If bone recession has caused you to lack enough jawbone tissue to support implants, Dr. Hoffer can perform a bone graft to restore eligibility for implants. Once in place, your implants will prevent further bone atrophy by providing stimulation to the jaw that helps retain bone tissue. Like gum disease treatment, implants are often associated with periodontists, but Dr. Hoffer has undergone special training that allows him to provide outstanding results through this treatment.

More 5-Star Reviews From Redlands, CA, Patients


Denise Hartwell


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The best dentists I have ever had!!! Just love the staff! I feel so comfortable when I am there! I highly recommend them!!

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Randall Hoff


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There are a few excellent dentists in our area, but you cannot do better than Dr. Hoffer and Redlands Family Dentistry.

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Frederick Hoffer, DDS

Redlands Family Dentistry

For over 20 years, the compassionate team at Redlands Family Dentistry has provided the communities of Redlands, Highland, and Loma Linda with superior dental care. Our dentists are skilled in all forms of dentistry, including:

To schedule an appointment at our warm and welcoming office in Redlands, CA, contact us online or call (909) 793-7884.

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