Important Roles of Lasers in Your Periodontal Treatment

The more periodontal disease progresses, the more complex its consequences can become for your oral and periodontal health. This makes effective periodontal treatment a highly personalized process, and the use of advanced technology is often an important factor in keeping treatment minimally invasive. For example, at our office, the use of different, advanced laser technologies allows us to personalize and minimize periodontal treatment to an even greater extent. This provides several advantages for the success of your periodontal treatment, including more precise results for improved long-term periodontal health.

Trimming away diseased gum tissues

As periodontal disease progresses, the inflammation and damage that it causes to your periodontal tissues can affect the specific approach to treating your condition. In more severe cases, certain areas of your periodontal tissues may become severely compromised and need to be surgically trimmed away to facilitate the tissues’ healing and recovery. Traditionally, this requires the use of a scalpel and conventional surgical methods. While this may still be necessary in some instances, you may benefit from the use of lasers to more comfortably and precisely trim the diseased tissues as part of your periodontal treatment.

Eliminating harmful oral bacteria

Oral bacteria are the cause behind gum disease development, and removing bacteria from underneath your gums is an important aspect of treating the disease. When utilizing one of our advanced laser solutions, the laser also eliminates a greater number of harmful oral bacteria as it passes over your gum tissues. This improves the immediate health of your periodontal tissues during your treatment, as well as reducing symptoms and the risks of your periodontal disease progressing further afterward.

Promoting faster tissue healing

When used to surgically trim periodontal tissues, advanced laser technology is able to more precisely cut the tissue with minimal trauma to any of the tissues surrounding the site. This minimal treatment helps make healing a faster and more comfortable process. Also, the heat emitted by the laser helps promote faster healing, little or no blood loss, and in many cases, no need for sutures following your treatment. Combined with the more effective elimination of harmful oral bacteria, the faster healing of your gum tissues will help promote better periodontal and oral health in the future.

Benefit from laser periodontal treatment

Using the right laser treatment option, we can help significantly improve the comfort, quality, and results of your periodontal health treatment. For more information, schedule a consultation with Dr. Kania by calling her periodontal office in Encinitas/San Diego, CA, at (760) 642-0711.