A gum grafting treatment is often part of a patient’s recovery from the effects of periodontal disease. Over time, periodontal tissues can recede and expose more of your tooth structure as you combat an infection. This creates more than just a cosmetic problem, as the exposed teeth roots are naturally more sensitive and less protected. At our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice, we use an approach known as the Pinhole Surgical Technique to make restoring your gum line feel less invasive. This technique requires less work on your tissues, and removes the need for suturing to help with recovery. In addition to being less involved, this approach shortens healing periods and provides cosmetic benefits in less time!
Periodontal Disease Can Negatively Affect Your Gum Line
Your gum line may have recessed due to your struggles with periodontal disease. This is just one of many problems an infection can cause. In time, bacteria can damage tissues surrounding teeth, causing them to be lost, and they can spread beyond your gums to create trouble for your general health. With that said, gum line recession is a visible problem that you may need to deal with, one that can affect your well-being as well as your appearance.
Arranging Pinhole Gum Grafting Treatment
The Pinhole Surgical Technique uses laser technology to make gum grafting a less invasive process. Instead of cutting and attaching tissues to areas where your gums have receded, Dr. Kania uses small holes to carefully manipulate tissues into place. There will be no need to use a scalpel, no need for suturing, and less bleeding when this procedure is done. Because the process is less invasive and does not require suturing, you can see the results of treatment sooner, and your recovery can be easier!
Other Services Where Lasers Benefit Patients
Laser technology has many benefits when it comes to periodontal care. Laser periodontal treatment to fight bacteria and remove infected tissues can take place before you undergo grafting treatment. By using lasers to fight an active infection, we can carefully remove harmful agents and encourage the growth of healthy tissues in a way that is less invasive than treatment with manual tools. We also use lasers when accessing your jawbone for a grafting procedure to strengthen the bone before dental implant placement.
Talk To Your Encinitas/San Diego, CA Periodontist About Laser Periodontal Services
Dr. Kania’s laser periodontal office provides an attractive, less invasive alternative to traditional gum grafting treatment! Thanks to the Pinhole Surgical Technique, we can make your experience with gum line restoration easier than you might think possible. To learn more about this procedure, or to discuss others that rely on laser tools, please call our periodontal practice in Encinitas/San Diego, CA, at (760) 642-0711.