When you think about gum disease and its effects, you may focus too much on aspects of gingivitis. Gingivitis is the first stage of an infection, something a general dentist can identify and help you address before there are complications. Over time, bacteria can continue to spread and cause harm to the tissues that support teeth. That can lead to the loss of support for your teeth, and it can make you vulnerable to new health issues as microbes enter the bloodstream and move to new areas. Our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice can help you with a more advanced infection. We can even use laser technology to make your periodontal treatment experience easier!
What Does An Effective Gum Disease Treatment Involve?
For people who seek treatment in time, problems with poor periodontal health can be addressed through preventive services like scaling and root planing, or through a commitment to supportive periodontal maintenance over time. However, when an infection has more time to damage your tissues and affect your well-being, it can take more involved work. Removing bacteria from the roots of teeth and clearing infected gum tissues can offer important protection and help you recover from your problems. Because our office relies on laser tools to provide these services, we can make the treatment experience easier!
Using Laser Technology To Treat Your Periodontal Health
By relying on lasers to treat patients affected by periodontal disease, we can make time in the dentist’s chair and recovery times easier! With the PerioLase and REPAIR WaterLase lasers, we can plan procedures that conservatively tend to tissues so that bacteria on teeth roots can be accessed and removed. Lasers also help us to more carefully clear away infected tissues so that healthy growth can occur.
Because these tools provide more precision than manual alternatives, we are able to minimize tissue damage, better protect healthy areas, and minimize bleeding. As a result, we can offer a shorter and easier recovery, and we can do so while removing the need for suturing at the end of your appointment! Lasers also make grafting procedures that we perform easier and more comfortable for our patients.
Talk To Your Encinitas/San Diego, CA Periodontist About Treating Your Issues With Advanced Gum Disease
An untreated issue with your gums can turn serious, which can lead to consequences that affect your smile and overall well-being. Fortunately, there are services that can tend to the problem and protect you from further difficulties. When called for, our practice can provide laser treatments that fight bacteria and remove infected tissues so that you can grow healthy gums. For more information on these services and how they can benefit you, please call Dr. Kania’s laser periodontal office in Encinitas/San Diego, CA, at (760) 642-0711.