During a general dental checkup, patients should receive feedback about the condition of their gums as well as their teeth. For those who learn that they have deeper periodontal pockets that point to problems with gum disease, a visit to a specialist may be recommended. Our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice offers important services to those who need help fighting more severe problems with poor gum health. One way we can provide assistance is by performing treatments that remove bacteria and infected tissues to help these tissues recover from damage and grow healthy. Laser tools make it possible for us to provide this kind of care while delivering both exciting results and more comfortable treatment experiences.
Advanced Periodontal Problems Should Be Taken Seriously
If you learn that you have more advanced periodontal problems, you should know that letting them remain untreated can have consequences that prove to be significant. The consequences to this problem include the accumulation of damage that results in teeth being lost. Another worry is that bacteria will enter the bloodstream and create new health problems that must be resolved. When you learn more about your treatment options, you can find that laser tools allow for the removal of harmful microbes and even infected soft tissues in a way that is more conservative and comfortable.
How Laser Technology Helps Us Remove Bacteria And Unhealthy Tissues
Our practice relies on LANAP and the Waterlase REPAIR laser treatment to help patients impacted by advanced gum disease. With these tools, we can work with greater precision to treat infected sites. We can limit the bleeding that occurs when soft tissues are cared for, and we can actually remove the need for suturing. Because your care was more comfortable and conservative, it can be easier for you to recover, making time out of treatment more pleasant.
When Patients Need Grafting Services
Gum grafting and jawbone grafting can both take place when patients are working on responding to the effects of gum disease. Tissues can recede while they are unhealthy, changing your smile for the worse and making you more vulnerable to issues like dental sensitivity and future infections. If your problems include tooth loss, the gradual loss of jawbone density after teeth are gone can impact your ability to proceed with implant dentistry. We rely on laser tools when performing these services so that they are also made more comfortable and conservative!
Talk To Your Encinitas/San Diego, CA Periodontist About Laser Care For Your Gums
Through the use of laser technology to care for your gums, we can provide a more comfortable treatment experience. For more information on our practice and the services that we are able to offer, call Dr. Kania’s laser periodontal office in Encinitas/San Diego, CA, at (760) 642-0711.