Your periodontal health matters in more ways than you might realize. If your gums are not healthy, you are susceptible to the development of periodontal disease, which has lasting consequences. Over time, the condition destroys the tissues that support your teeth, which is why people who suffer from this are vulnerable to tooth loss. It is also possible for the condition to affect your general health, as bacteria attacking your gums can move to other locations in your body. Through different services, your Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontist can fight the effects of periodontal disease by addressing bacteria, and by restoring damages that have already occurred. When performing treatments for patients, our practice uses laser technology to make work more precise. This makes it possible to preserve more of your healthy tissues, and it also leads to easier and faster healing.
Ignoring Periodontal Disease Can Lead To Serious Consequences For Your Smile
If you do not act when you start to experience periodontal problems, long-term consequences can occur. Once periodontal disease develops, you will have to fight an ongoing problem with bacteria buildup, as well as the destruction of your gums. This harm can weaken the support for teeth, leading to their losses. It also makes you more likely to have other health issues, as bacteria attacking your gums are able to enter your bloodstream and cause problems in other areas of your body.
Scheduling Laser Treatment To Fight Periodontal Disease
By fighting periodontal disease, we can control the infection and put a stop to damage affecting your smile and well-being. Lasers make it possible for us to carefully trim away tissues that have become infected. After their removal, your body can heal and produce healthy tissues. We can do this while minimizing any changes to healthy tissues, and we can make smaller incisions that do not require sutures! As a result, you can heal more quickly from the process and start seeing improvements sooner.
How Lasers Fit Into Grafting Procedures
We can make jawbone grafting and gum grafting treatments feel less invasive by relying on lasers to manipulate your soft tissues. When manipulating tissues to access your jawbone, or in order to restore your gum line, lasers offer precision as well as less damage. As with laser-based periodontal treatments, using lasers during these procedures can lead to faster and easier healing!
Discuss Laser Treatment With Dr. Kania!
Periodontal disease can have alarming consequences. Fortunately, modern procedures that rely on lasers can help you fight these problems, and they can do so while preserving more of your healthy tissues! Dr. Kania is ready to help you if you are struggling with periodontal disease, or if you are pursuing a jawbone or gum grafting treatment in order to restore your smile. To find out more, please call our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice at (760) 642-0711.