When periodontal disease causes problems for your oral health, the consequences can be serious. Infections can lead to worrying tissue damage, gum line recession, tooth loss, and problems with your jawbone. If you have suffered the effects of periodontal disease, targeted treatments provided by your Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice can help. We often rely on lasers to take care of our patients. Because treatments for periodontal disease can require work to manipulate soft tissues, a procedure can make a period of recovery necessary. Lasers make more precise cuts and minimize tissue damage, so they can actually make your recovery easier and shorter!
Using Lasers To Directly Target Periodontal Tissues
To fight the effects of periodontal disease, Dr. Kania may need to remove infected tissues in order to clear away harmful bacteria, or to perform procedures to restore your gum line or jawbone. In the event that this work is necessary, we rely on lasers for the manipulation of soft tissues. This can make your experience with treatment easier, and it can call for a recovery that is shorter and easier than you might think possible!
Lasers Provide More Precise Cuts And Easier Recovery Periods Than Scalpels
With LANAP and the REPAIR WaterLase laser, it is possible to make smaller, more accurate incisions and ultimately limit the recovery needed after treatment. In addition to leaving more of your healthy tissues alone, lasers reduce bleeding and take away the need to suture your gums after a procedure is finished. Because the cuts were smaller and more precise, there is less need for healing! In addition to using lasers when dealing directly with disease, we also rely on them when performing jawbone grafting and gum grafting procedures, which means these services can also have shorter healing times!
Periodontal Disease Can Have Serious Consequences – We Can Help
If action is not taken in time, periodontal disease can have significant consequences. In time, an infection can cause the destruction of the tissues that are keeping teeth in place. Eventually, the destruction will reach a point where a tooth cannot be saved, and it will be lost on its own or extracted. You can also have additional health problems triggered by the bacteria buildup beneath your gum line. Over time, these microbes can travel through your bloodstream and affect different parts of your body!
Our Encinitas/San Diego, CA Periodontal Practice Provides Laser Services
When we use lasers to treat patients affected by periodontal disease, we can limit the ultimate impact that these services will have on their soft tissues, and actually shorten their recovery periods. If you have questions about these services, or concerns about possible periodontal disease, call Dr. Kania’s laser periodontal office in Encinitas/San Diego, CA, at (760) 642-0711.