How Lasers Help Us Deal With Periodontal Bacteria

When bacteria gather beneath your gum line, they are capable of creating more problems than you might realize. These harmful microbes can cause gradual attachment loss, which leads to the loss of teeth. They can also affect your general health when they travel to different parts of your body, which can create new issues or worsen existing problems with your well-being. At our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice, we rely on lasers to help patients who are struggling with periodontal disease. Lasers allow us to carefully trim or move periodontal tissues with smaller and more precise cuts than physical tools can make. The lasers also allow us to remove infected tissues, which can start the process of new tissue growth that helps you recover from your infection.

Periodontal Disease Can Have Serious Consequences For Your Health

If periodontal disease is not prevented or properly managed, the effects on your health can be alarming. The bacteria that are present beneath your gums cause inflammation, and they can encourage the destruction of tissues that are relied on to keep your teeth in place. That tissue damage causes teeth to lose support, which can make them loose and susceptible to being lost. The bacteria that cause inflammation can create problems for other parts of your body, including your heart, if they have the opportunity to travel to new areas.

We Offer More Than One Type Of Laser For Periodontal Treatment

We use both the LANAP laser and the REPAIR laser treatment for patients. Having access to more than one type of laser helps us customize your treatment experience so that you receive the right care for you. Lasers provide greater precision than scalpels, which means any cuts made to your tissues are smaller, and do less to affect healthy portions of your gums. Lasers also encourage faster healing, plus they limit bleeding to the point that no suturing is needed after your treatment!

Using Lasers For A Grafting Procedure

Lasers help us do more than just eliminate the bacteria attacking your gums. During grafting procedures, we use lasers to make treatments less invasive. These tools help us perform jawbone grafting treatments that will not require the suturing of your gums. For periodontal grafts, we rely on the Pinhole Surgical Technique to encourage the movement and growth of new tissues while minimizing the effects on you. This can make the experience easier, and it can lead to cosmetic improvements in less time!

Our Encinitas/San Diego, CA Practice Provides Laser Treatment For Periodontal Disease

At our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice, patients who are affected by periodontal disease can learn what laser treatment is able to do for them. If you would like to learn more about our practice and services, please call Dr. Kania’s laser periodontal office in Encinitas/San Diego, CA, at (760) 642-0711.