With laser technology, our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice is able to address difficult issues with gum disease more precisely, and in a way that reduces patient discomfort. As part of treatment for advanced periodontal problems, treatment to both remove infected tissues and directly fight bacteria can be recommended. We have access to both LANAP and REPAIR WaterLase laser technology, so we can choose an approach that is more comfortable for you. By helping you manage your periodontal disease, we can protect you from potential problems like tooth loss, and we can remove bacteria buildup to help reduce your risk for complications that impact your overall well-being!
Are Lasers Always Needed To Deal With Periodontal Problems?
Poor periodontal health can be addressed and resolved before laser treatments are recommended. At regular dental exams, your general dentist can identify problems with gingivitis, the first stage of an infection, and recommend treatment before the issue grows more serious. However, when an infection progresses, it becomes harder to resolve and more harmful to your overall well-being. To fight a more serious case of periodontal disease, we can recommend the use of lasers to clear away harmful microbes, and to encourage healthy tissue growth.
Scheduling Laser Treatment
Laser treatment can help those who are struggling to control difficulties caused by periodontal disease. By using lasers instead of manual tools to work on unhealthy tissues, we can make more precise cuts and preserve more of your healthy surrounding gum tissues. Once lasers have accessed the site of bacteria buildup, they can deal with these deposits and remove infected portions of your gums so that your body grows healthy tissues in their place. Lasers minimize bleeding during a procedure, and they remove the need to do any suturing at the end. Because this work is more precise than manual treatment, you can have an easier time healing and show positive results in a shorter time than you might expect.
How Lasers Are Used In Grafting Procedures
Laser technology also helps us improve patients’ experiences with grafting procedures. We use lasers in both gum grafting and jawbone grafting treatment. For both, these tools help us operate with more precision, shorten healing times, and limit tissue damage. For gum grafting treatment, we use lasers to perform the Pinhole Surgical Technique, which relies on small holes to manipulate tissues and change your gum line. Jawbone grafting can lead to easier and shorter healing, so you can continue to move forward with plans to restore your smile with a dental implant-held restoration.
Dr. Kania Is Ready To Offer Periodontal Services With Lasers!
Our practice relies on laser technology to make our patients’ experiences easier than they may anticipate! If you would like to learn more about these services, or fi you have questions about the current state of your periodontal health, call Dr. Kania’s laser periodontal office in Encinitas/San Diego, CA, at (760) 642-0711.