People who develop problems with advanced gum disease can be surprised by the degree of trouble their infection can cause. In addition to creating problems for your general health, an infection that forms and worsens will start to destroy the tissues that you rely on to keep your teeth securely in position, robbing them of so much support that they may be lost or require extraction. Taking on periodontal disease properly can be difficult at a general dentist’s office, but a periodontist can provide more involved services to maintain your health! At our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice, patients in need of our services can find that laser technology can make treatments for unhealthy periodontal tissues more accurate and comfortable.
How Much Harm Can Gum Disease Really Do?
At first, an infection will cause you to have trouble with gingivitis. Many people who experience gingivitis will act in time to reverse their condition and let their periodontal tissues recover before they have long-term problems to address. Unfortunately, when a problem is not managed in time, a patient can experience more severe consequences from periodontal disease, or periodontitis. At this point, there is a real risk for losing teeth, as bacteria can destroy your gums and hard tissues holding teeth in place. You also need to worry about the potential impact of periodontal bacteria that are able to travel to different parts of your body and cause harm.
What Patients Can Expect From Laser Periodontal Treatment
By using laser tools instead of manual ones, Dr. Kania is able to work with greater precision when tending to issues created by periodontal disease. One thing we can do with lasers is directly target and remove bacteria that are accumulating on the roots of your teeth. Both our LANAP and REPAIR WaterLase laser technology can be used to access your roots, remove harmful microbes, and take care of infected tissues in order to encourage your gums to heal and produce healthy tissues. In addition to making this work more precise than it would be with manual tools, lasers limit bleeding during treatment and also require shorter recovery periods!
Using Lasers For Your Grafting Treatment
Laser technology has helped us provide patients with gum grafting and jawbone grafting treatments that are less invasive and easier to heal from! With gum grafting services, we are able to restore a patient’s gum line if it has receded over time because of an infection. Jawbone grafting is recommended for those patients who need to replace lost teeth, but require more support after losing bone density.
Worried About Your Periodontal Health? Find Out How Our Laser Tools Can Help!
If you are in poor periodontal health, we can offer modern services that rely on lasers to make the patient experience easier! To find out more about our services, please call Dr. Kania’s laser periodontal office in Encinitas/San Diego, CA, at (760) 642-0711.