The progression of periodontal disease can have serious effects on your oral health, and it can even cause problems for your overall well-being. If an infection is not addressed in time, gingivitis can worsen and leave you struggling to manage your condition. Without treatment at this point, you can experience tissue damage that leaves you vulnerable to tooth loss and even issues with your general health caused by the spread of bacteria through your bloodstream. At our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice, we can provide an evaluation to determine just how serious your infection has become. In order to preserve your smile and periodontal health, we can recommend laser treatment to deal with the more worrying effects of gum disease.
Periodontal Disease Can Cause Serious Consequences
Once gingivitis forms, you can start to see some changes that concern you – your gums can bleed more easily, tissues may look swollen, and you may detect a change in your gum line. If nothing is done in time to address this, you become susceptible to periodontal disease, a more advanced infection that can cause long-term concerns. At this point, the services of a periodontist can be necessary in order to stop tooth loss and other complications!
Using Lasers To Deal With An Infection
By using lasers during periodontal treatments, we can more carefully work with your soft tissues when dealing with bacteria. Our LANAP laser allows us to carefully clear away unwelcome microbes that are gathering beneath your gum line, and it can be used to modify infected tissues. Lasers make more precise cuts than manual tools, and they minimize bleeding and tissue damage enough to remove any need for suturing at the end of your procedure. We also rely on the REPAIR WaterLase laser, giving patients more options for their care.
Lasers Can Also Be Used In Grafting Treatments
By using lasers during gum grafting and jawbone grafting procedures, we can shorten your healing period and allow you to see results in less time. Gum grafting treatment can be recommended if you are trying to recover from problems with gum disease, while jawbone grafting is sometimes performed in order to prepare a patient for dental implant placement.
Talk To Your Encinitas/San Diego, CA Periodontist About Laser Treatment
Patients who come to Dr. Kania for periodontal treatment can find that services that use lasers to perform work on their soft tissues can be more comfortable and precise while requiring shorter recovery periods. We can use lasers to help you fight the potentially serious effects of periodontal disease, and they can help us perform grafting procedures. If you wish to learn more about the benefits of soft tissues lasers in treatment, or if you have questions about periodontal disease, please call our laser periodontal office in Encinitas/San Diego, CA, at (760) 642-0711.