When Gum Disease Grows Serious Enough For Laser Treatment

Gum disease is a problem that can grow worse with time. Gingivitis can be dealt with before long-term complications arise. At regular dental exams, and through your daily oral hygiene routine, you can fight the bacteria that begin to accumulate below your periodontal tissues and affect your well-being. Unfortunately, if these issues are not dealt with in time, they can worsen, which can lead to more serious concerns, like the threat of tooth loss, as well as problems managing other health conditions. To fight periodontal disease at this stage, you may need more advanced treatment. One way our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice can help is by providing treatments with lasers to fight bacteria and remove infected tissues. Using lasers instead of manual tools can make procedures more precise and comfortable, and it can produce shorter and easier healing periods!

Gum Disease Progresses In Severity Over Time

Gingivitis is the initial infection that affects your gums. This condition is not one to take lightly, but it can be dealt with so that your gums return to good health and there are no long-term difficulties to worry over. Good preventive care and regular trips to the dentist’s office can protect you from gingivitis progressing to more severe periodontal disease. Unfortunately, many people do experience difficulties with a more advanced infection, one that will make treatment more involved.

Arranging Treatment To Fight Periodontal Bacteria

We can use both the LANAP laser and our REPAIR WaterLase laser technology to address problems with advanced gum disease. Through these services, Dr. Kania will remove bacteria that are accumulating on the roots of your teeth and take care of infected tissues so that your gums can grow healthy tissues. Lasers make treatments more accurate, so healthy portions of your gums are left untouched, and they remove the need for suturing and limit bleeding. Because of this, and because you received a more precise treatment, you can heal in less time and see results sooner from your procedure!

Using Laser Technology During Grafting Treatment

Lasers are used for more than just directly addressing periodontal disease. We also rely on them for both gum grafting treatments and jawbone grafting procedures. We can perform both with lasers to help you recover faster and enjoy more precise care. Gum grafting procedures help those who have experienced a recession of their tissues over time, while jawbone grafting is sometimes needed before we can move forward with a plan to place a dental implant.

Talk To Your Encinitas/San Diego, CA Periodontist About Laser Treatment

Dr. Kania is ready to help those affected by periodontal disease through advanced laser treatments! These services can make involved procedures more comfortable during the treatment itself, and easier to undergo and heal from. For more information, you can contact our laser periodontal office in Encinitas/San Diego, CA, at (760) 642-0711.