Through the use of lasers, our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice can offer important services that are more precise and less invasive. One area where lasers can benefit patients is in work to restore jawbone density. A jawbone grafting procedure can be a necessary part of addressing periodontal disease. The tissues of your jawbone, like your periodontal tissues, can be destroyed if a problem with periodontal disease has not been addressed. Through augmenting the bone and making it more dense, we can improve support for teeth, and make it possible for you to receive dental implants. Lasers help us manipulate the tissues around the bone, which helps to minimize bleeding while controlling the effects on your gums and jaw.
Periodontal Disease Can Lead To Tissue Damage And Tooth Loss
Through effective preventive care, it is possible to stop a problem with gingivitis before there are long-term issues that need to be addressed. Good oral hygiene can stop bacteria from infecting your gums and causing gingivitis. If there are early signs of an infection, the matter can often be addressed through a detailed cleaning that removes unwelcome microbes from the roots of teeth. Unfortunately, some patients will not undergo care until the disease has become severe enough to do permanent damage to their gums and jawbone. At this point, you may have already experienced tooth loss, which can seriously compromise your appearance and dental health.
How Lasers Fit Into A Plan To Restore Your Jawbone
Lasers can be used to trim away or manipulate your periodontal tissues, and they can help to carefully tend to the harder tissues that support teeth. With the right periodontal laser, we can access the area of your jawbone where deterioration has occurred. The concentration of light used on your gums makes precise cuts that manual tools cannot match. As a result, this approach to treating you does less damage to tissues, making for a shorter and easier recovery period. In fact, lasers can even be used to perform work on tissues that will not require suturing after treatment!
Other Treatments That Use Lasers
In addition to helping with jawbone grafting treatments, lasers can help us perform less invasive gum grafting treatments. Gum grafting can restore the health of your gums, and it can lead to cosmetic improvements for a gum line that has noticeably receded. We also use lasers to carefully clear away damaged or infected portions of your gums, as this encourages the growth of healthy tissues.
Arrange Treatment To Restore Your Smile With Our Encinitas/San Diego, CA Periodontal Practice
Our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice uses lasers to make advanced treatments less invasive and more precise. The right procedure can have a great effect on your oral and periodontal health while providing a shorter and easier healing period. To find out more about Dr. Kania and her services, call our Encinitas/San Diego periodontal practice at (760) 642-0711.