To prevent the buildup of periodontal bacteria, you should maintain good brushing and flossing habits. When a person sticks to an effective routine, they can stop harmful microbes from gathering beneath their gum line and causing an infection. If your routine is not able to stop gingivitis, treatment in the form of a scaling and root planing can effectively clear away bacteria attacking your periodontal health. So what happens if gum disease progresses further? If you have to deal with periodontal disease, laser treatment may be called for in order to fight the infection. Our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontist’s office has helped many people through the use of lasers to clear away microbes and infected tissues in order to encourage recovery.
Periodontal Disease Can Carry Serious Consequences
If gingivitis is not treated in time, an infection can progress and become more difficult to manage. At the stage of periodontal disease, bacteria puts you at risk for tooth loss by causing attachment loss, leaving teeth without the necessary support. Your infection can also become a problem for your general health as bacteria travel to different parts of your body. When this problem is not managed, it can have a serious impact on your appearance and quality of life. Fortunately, laser treatment allows us to more precisely target infection sites while leaving healthy tissues alone!
Using Laser Treatment To Address Bacteria And Diseased Tissues
We use LANAP as well as the REPAIR WaterLase laser when treating infected gum tissues. With the laser, we can carefully work on periodontal pockets caused by an infection. This work will clear out harmful bacteria, and also remove diseased tissues. The procedure encourages the healthy growth of new tissues to replace portions of your gums damaged by infection.
Lasers Also Help Us With Grafting Treatments
Because periodontal disease can lead to problems with gum line recession and damage to the jawbone, your periodontist is also prepared to address these matters. Lasers help us perform both gum grafting and jawbone grafting procedures. In each case, the use of lasers is beneficial because we can make more precise cuts to gum tissues, and eliminate the need for any suturing at the end of treatment. Procedures that rely on lasers instead of manual tools require shorter healing periods, and you can see results in less time!
Your Encinitas/San Diego, CA Periodontist Can Help You Deal With Periodontal Disease
If periodontal disease has taken a toll on your oral health and quality of life, know that our periodontal practice can help! Because we rely on lasers when working with patients, we can provide services that are more precise, more comfortable, and require shorter healing periods. To learn more, call Dr. Kania’s laser periodontal office in Encinitas/San Diego, CA, at (760) 642-0711.