How Laser Treatments Help People With Periodontal Problems

When they go untreated, problems with your periodontal health can be serious. Over time, the infection can lead to inflammation, and eventually damage to gums and bone tissues that keep your teeth in place! When adults lose teeth, complications from gum disease are often the culprit. At our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice, we can help you understand the threat of poor periodontal health, but we are also prepared to help you address the matter. Because we rely on lasers when performing work on periodontal tissues, your treatment can be more precise when removing damaged or infected tissues. Lasers also make the treatment experience easier because they lead to a faster recovery!

Lasers Offer Precise Care And Faster Recovery

With soft-tissue lasers, your periodontist can fight the bacteria that have built up underneath your gums, clear away infected tissues, and perform less invasive surgical treatments. Choosing lasers over manual tools makes it possible to be more precise, and leave more of your healthy tissues alone. Patients can also appreciate the way lasers can minimize bleeding, remove the need for sutures, and offer faster healing times.

Fighting Periodontal Disease Through Laser Treatment

We offer LANAP treatment and the REPAIR periodontal treatment laser to care for our patients’ periodontal tissues. With lasers, we can carefully remove those tissues that have already been damaged by untreated periodontal disease, which can lead to healing and the growth of healthy tissues. When patients are experiencing difficult problems with an infection, this work can help revitalize their gums and protect them from further damages.

Using Lasers In Grafting Treatments

In addition to helping us remove unhealthy tissues in order to facilitate recovery from gum disease, lasers can also be used during grafting procedures.

  • A jawbone grafting procedure can be necessary whenever a patient needs more jawbone support before receiving dental implants. The lasers we use can help access areas where a graft is taking place. We can carefully address both soft tissues and the jawbone structure with tools that encourage faster healing and more precise work.
  • Laser treatment before a gum grafting procedure can help to ensure that a procedure is ultimately successful. By using lasers in the removal of damaged tissues, more of your healthy gums are left in place. This can be important, because it can lead to an easier and faster recovery!

Talk To Dr. Kania About Laser Periodontal Treatment!

At our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice, Dr. Kania uses laser technology to take on issues that threaten your dental and periodontal well-being. Laser treatments produce shorter and easier healing periods, and they can allow your periodontist to work more precisely when removing tissues. To find out more, or to make an appointment with Dr. Kania, contact our laser periodontal office in Encinitas/San Diego, CA at (760) 642-0711.