Why We Use Lasers When Performing Jawbone And Gum Grafts

There are several harmful consequences of periodontal disease, as this condition can lead to tissue damage, tooth loss, and problems that make your general health harder to manage. At our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice, we are prepared to help those patients who have seen unwelcome changes in their health and appearance because of poor periodontal health. If your goal is to restore your gum line or full smile, part of your care may include jawbone grafting and gum grafting procedures. We can help make these procedures easier for you by using laser technology. Lasers allow us to more carefully work with your soft tissues, and they can lead to shorter and more comfortable recoveries!

Lasers Allow For More Precision And Care When Working With Soft Tissues

During a jawbone graft or gum graft, your periodontist will have to manipulate your periodontal tissues. For jawbone grafting, this can be necessary to access the portion of bone where a graft is being placed. Because we rely on the Pinhole Surgical Technique for gum grafting, your treatment can be minimally invasive, but some direct manipulation of the tissues is still required. In both cases, lasers can allow work to be done with more precision. This, along with the lack of bleeding from laser-based periodontal care, can make your recovery from treatment easier!

Benefits To Arranging A Gum Grafting Procedure

Through gum grafting, we can restore your gum line in order to improve your smile and help you fight periodontal disease. The Pinhole Surgical Technique removes the need for the kind of incisions that are often required during a gum graft. The procedure allows us to move tissues while doing less damage to your gums – no sutures are required to help you heal after treatment. Because our approach relies on more modest work on your tissues, and because we rely on lasers, your risk for infection after treatment goes down, and you can heal in less time!

A Jawbone Graft Can Improve Your Experience With Prosthetic Dental Work

After losing teeth because of periodontal disease, you can undergo a loss of jawbone density. This can become serious enough to interfere with the safe and stable placement of a dental implant meant to support your prosthetic tooth. Through jawbone grafting, we can restore the bone to improve your candidacy for prosthetic work. By using lasers when cutting your gum tissues, we can minimize the effects of cutting while also limiting how much bleeding might occur. As a result, your overall experience can be a better and less invasive one.

Learn About The Benefits Of Laser Treatment With Your Encinitas/San Diego, CA Periodontist

Dr. Kania can help make your experience with periodontal treatment easier by using lasers during your procedures. To find out more about the benefits of work with lasers, you can reach our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice at (760) 642-0711.