How Lasers Fit Into Plans To Restore A Receding Gum Line

smiling woman with healthy gumsPeriodontal disease causes more than just problems with gum line recession. When this condition is not being treated, a patient can experience attachment loss, which means the tissues that are holding teeth in place are destroyed. This is why the infection is the leading cause of tooth loss in adults. You also have to worry about periodontal bacteria creating new problems for your health, or interfering with your management of other conditions, as periodontal bacteria can move to other areas. With that said, restoring a person’s gum line can help them regain healthy periodontal tissues, and it can also provide protection against future problems. At our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice, patients’ gum lines can be restored with the Pinhole Surgical Technique, which relies on laser technology to assist in a less invasive approach to gum grafting.

Why Gum Grafting Procedures Are Sometimes Needed

Gum line recession is often linked to poor periodontal health, but even if the two issues are not related, receding tissues do make a person more susceptible to future problems with gingivitis. By restoring your gum line, your periodontist is able to protect you against this, or help you recover from your current infection. This treatment is also something that people express interest in when they wish to address cosmetic problems associated with receding tissues.

Restoring Your Gum Line With The Pinhole Surgical Technique

Because we rely on the Pinhole Surgical Technique when performing gum grafts, we are able to minimize tissue manipulation, and avoid the use of sutures and scalpels. With just a small series of holes, tissues can be manipulated back into position in order to bring your gum line back to its original position. If necessary, we can also use lasers to clear away infected tissues in order to ensure a secure attachment during the graft.

Other Periodontal Services That Benefit From The Use Of Lasers

If periodontal disease has become an issue for you, it may be necessary to remove or manipulate tissues to fight bacteria and encourage healthy growth. Laser periodontal services carefully trim and modify tissues without the need for physical tools. This reduces bleeding, minimizes actual cuts, and encourages a faster healing period. Lasers are also an effective tool to use when modifying soft tissues to prepare a patient for a jawbone grafting procedure.

Discuss Gum Grafting Treatment With Your Encinitas/San Diego, CA Periodontist

Are you starting to feel uncomfortable with your appearance because of a receding gum line? If so, Dr. Kania can address the matter thanks to the Pinhole Surgical Technique, a treatment approach that is less invasive while still effective at restoring your gums. To learn more, please call Dr. Kania’s laser periodontal office in Encinitas/San Diego, CA, at (760) 642-0711.