Periodontics comes from the Greek words peri (around) and odons (teeth). Periodontics is the field of dentistry that deals with the gums and supporting structures of the teeth. While Dr. Wilson is not a periodontist, he has nearly 20 years of experience treating gum disease with non-invasive and minimally invasive techniques that include laser and perio-tray methods.
What is gum disease?

Gum disease is an infection of the gums and bone that support teeth, and it usually starts early in adulthood. It results when plaque hardens, creates spaces between teeth, and releases toxins that ravage gum tissue. Gum disease is the number one cause of adult tooth loss, and recent studies have linked it to heart disease, diabetes, respiratory illness, stroke, and pregnancy complications.

Symptoms of gum disease include:

  • Swollen or reddened gums

  • Chronic bad breath

  • Gums that bleed during brushing


  • Receding gums (longer teeth)

  • Pockets between teeth

  • Loose teeth or changes in bite

  • Treatment for Gum Disease

Gum disease is serious – in fact, according to the American Academy of Periodontology, patients with gum disease are almost twice as likely to develop heart disease or type 2 diabetes. Many patients avoid treatment due to fear, anxiety, or time constraints. At TLC, we offer a revolutionary way to treat gum disease. Dr. Wilson combines the use of a periodontal laser with an antimicrobial tray delivery system for fast, effective, predictable results to help restore oral health.

We take high-tech care personally! Call today to schedule your free consultation with Dr. Gordon Wilson. Our Scottsdale dental office serves patients from Scottsdale, Fountain Hills, Mesa, Tempe, and Phoenix with all phases of general dentistry and revolutionary alternatives to gum surgery. Come and see for yourself why patients are willing to drive to Scottsdale from all across Arizona, and fly in from states all across the United States to be cared for by Dr. Wilson.

Therapeutic Laser Care - Now with two convenient locations to serve all your dental needs.

Peoria Location

10144 North Lake Pleasant Pkwy,


Peoria, AZ 85382

Phone. 623-455-5859


Phoenix Location

18325 North Allied Way Suite 115,

Phoenix, AZ 85054

Phone. 480-661-4867