The process of restoring your smile after tooth loss can boost your confidence in the way you look and improve your dental function. Tooth loss is often linked to periodontal disease, as the bacteria responsible for this condition can attack the tissues that keep teeth in position. In addition to helping you fight the effects of your infection, our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice can assist with the restoration of your full smile. One service we offer is laser-assisted jawbone grafting treatment. This procedure is sometimes necessary before a dental implant can be placed. Over time, your jawbone will lose density when tooth loss has occurred. We can use lasers to carefully access the bone and augment it, improving your chance for a successful implant placement and restoration!
Why Jawbone Grafting Sometimes Occurs Before Implant Placement
Jawbone grafting is not necessary for every person interested in dental implant placement. Before that placement occurs, your jaw and oral structures will be closely studied to determine if you are a good candidate for this treatment. Dr. Kania can perform this review for you before scheduling your implant placement procedure. If jawbone deterioration has already occurred, it may be necessary to restore the bone through grafting.
Using Lasers In Your Grafting Procedure
Laser technology makes involved procedures like jawbone grafting more comfortable by preserving more of your healthy tissues, limiting bleeding, and removing the need for sutures after the procedure is done. These tools are capable of carefully revealing the bone beneath your tissues. In addition to using lasers that allow us to more comfortably work with soft tissues, we have hard tissue lasers that allow us to work with bone and teeth roots when performing your treatment. The more careful and conservative work made possible with laser tools can shorten your recovery time, making the time after treatment easier.
Lasers Can Also Help Fight Active Periodontal Problems
In addition to relying on lasers for jawbone and gum grafting procedures, we can use lasers to help manage active problems with periodontal disease. Both our LANAP and REPAIR WaterLase laser tools can precisely trim away damaged or diseased tissue and clear away bacteria on the roots of teeth. By performing this service, we can stimulate a recovery process that replaces damaged portions of your gums with healthy tissues!
Discuss Jawbone Grafting Treatment With Dr. Kania!
At Dr. Kania’s periodontal practice, patients benefit from our use of laser technology when performing involved treatments like jawbone grafting. These tools can make treatments more comfortable, and they also produce shorter and easier healing periods! To learn more about the services we offer, and the tools used in their performance, please reach out to Dr. Kania’s laser periodontal office in Encinitas/San Diego, CA, at (760) 642-0711.