When Gum Disease Calls For Laser Treatment

If your problems with gum disease are serious enough, they can demand more than just preventive care to be effectively managed. Patients who do not take action in time when they have issues with gingivitis can experience complications with their well-being when their condition worsens. At this point, their struggles with periodontal disease can call for a more involved procedure to deal with bacteria and clear away diseased tissues. At our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice, we can evaluate you to determine how serious your condition is. When it is called for, we can discuss treatment with periodontal lasers to help you recover and avoid further problems with your infection.

Why Gum Disease Is A Problem To Take Seriously

Over time, a problem with gum disease can destroy periodontal tissues, rob teeth of support, and leave you with an incomplete smile. Periodontal bacteria can also make it harder for you to manage other health conditions, and they can even put you at risk for future difficulties with heart disease! In other words, you should not write off signs of poor gum health as a “minor” concern. While gingivitis is a reversible condition, managing an infection becomes more difficult when you let the problem become more serious.

Planning Periodontal Treatment With Laser Tools

Using our diagnostic imaging technology, we can assess a patient’s periodontal health in order to determine what kind of treatment they should have. For someone who is struggling with periodontal disease, we can recommend the use of laser tools to carefully clear away infected portions of gums as well as periodontal bacteria. By performing these services with lasers instead of manual tools, we can preserve more of your healthy tissues, limit bleeding, and even give you a faster recovery time.

Using Lasers During A Grafting Procedure

Through the use of laser technology, we can actually make grafting procedures easier for our patients. The approach we take when performing gum grafting treatment removes the need for sutures, as we rely on the Pinhole Surgical Technique to make changes in a more conservative fashion. For someone who needs to undergo a jawbone grafting procedure before dental implant placement, we can recommend a treatment that uses lasers in order to reduce bleeding and tissue damage, and to shorten the recovery period.

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

Through the right services, our practice can help patients affected by periodontal disease take on potentially serious problems. In addition to addressing poor gum health through laser treatment, we can offer other forms of support, including preventive care when it is still effective. To find out more about how we can take care of you, call Dr. Kania’s laser periodontal office in Encinitas/San Diego, CA, at (760) 642-0711.