How Lasers Fight Bacteria That Cause Periodontal Disease

As bacteria build up at our gum line, we become vulnerable to gingivitis, the initial stage of a periodontal infection. Over time, harmful microbes that start to move beneath our gum line can accumulate and do more harm to our gums, eventually leading to a more advanced infection, or periodontal disease. Letting periodontal disease go untreated can lead to serious consequences. Those consequences include issues like tooth loss, significant gum line recession, and problems with your general health. One way to fight this condition is to use laser tools to carefully remove bacteria on the roots of teeth. At our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice, we provide periodontal treatments with lasers to help patients fight the effects of periodontal disease. In addition to providing more precise care than manual tools, laser technology can make recovery after treatment shorter and easier!

How Serious Can Periodontal Disease Become?

If you identify the early signs of gum disease and seek treatment before complications occur, your condition can be reversed and you can avoid long-term consequences. Unfortunately, not everyone who has problems with their periodontal health receives this kind of intervention in time. In these situations, we can provide help by evaluating your gums and determining how treatment can help. In addition to using lasers to directly fight periodontal bacteria and manage an infection, we can also use them in both jawbone grafting and gum grafting procedures, two treatments that can be beneficial for those with periodontal health concerns.

Removing Bacteria From Your Teeth Roots

With our LANAP laser and our REPAIR WaterLase laser, we can carefully access the roots of teeth and remove bacteria buildup. By doing this, we fight the microbes that are responsible for your ongoing periodontal problems. In addition to clearing bacteria from your roots, we can remove infected tissues and encourage your body to regrow healthy tissues in their place.

Laser Treatments Benefit Patients During And After Their Procedures

Laser technology allows us to make more precise cuts during a periodontal procedure, which means we can have an easier time protecting healthy tissues as we care for you. Laser treatments also make it possible for us to complete treatment with less bleeding, and without the need for sutures. You can be glad to know that recovery after laser treatment can be shorter and easier than services with manual tools.

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

At Dr. Kania’s periodontal treatment office, patients who are dealing with periodontal disease can count on support in the form of advanced laser treatment! Lasers offer greater precision during care, and they can lead to shorter and easier healing periods. To find out more, please reach out to our laser periodontal office in Encinitas/San Diego, CA, at (760) 642-0711.