Responding To Troubling Jawbone Density Loss

The troubles you face after losing teeth can be serious. In some cases, they can also be surprising. Did you know that you can actually lose density in your jawbone over time if you have an incomplete smile? The longer this problem remains untreated, the more likely it is to create this and other issues. Unfortunately, that tissue loss can create more than just concerns over how you look, as you can also struggle to qualify for restorative treatment in the form of implant dentistry. At our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice, we can provide services that use lasers to make your experience with jawbone grafting easier. As a result, we can help you qualify for important prosthetic care, and we can do so while doing work that is more conservative and easier to heal from.

Untreated Issues With Tooth Loss Can Have Consequences For You Over Time

Tooth loss has immediate consequences, but there are also problems that can arise and gradually worsen when the problem is not treated. Leaving your smile incomplete means losing important bite support. It also means going without adequate support for teeth that surround the gap in your tooth. In time, a new issue that you face is jawbone deterioration. This is actually a problem that can occur with some forms of prosthetic appliances. If you do not have a restoration that is secured with a dental implant, you lose important stimulation in the bone, which means there is an interruption in the flow of nutrients to the tissues. As time passes, that lack of stimulation means the bone can lose density and affect your smile and well-being.

Planning Laser Jawbone Grafting Treatment

A patient who experiences problems with jawbone deterioration can find it hard to receive approval for dental implant placement. By using laser tools to perform  your jawbone grafting treatment, we can provide an approach to care that is less invasive, as well as one that can lead to a shorter recovery! The laser tools we use do more precise and conservative work to access the bone and provide the appropriate care. Because less tissue damage occurs, you have less to recover from and can be ready for your implant placement in less time!

Other Services We Offer That Rely On Laser Technology

There are different ways in which we can use dental lasers to make patients’ experiences with periodontal care easier. Laser tools can be used to directly take on periodontal disease, something that you may need as part of a larger plan to restore your incomplete smile. Lasers are also effective at taking on problems with gum recession, another consequence of poor periodontal health.

Talk To Your Encinitas/San Diego, CA Periodontal Practice About Treating Jawbone Density Loss

Through treatment to address a loss of jawbone density, we can help you qualify for treatment to restore your complete smile by preparing you for the placement of a dental implant! If you would like to find out more about how we can support you, call Dr. Kania’s laser periodontal office in Encinitas/San Diego, CA, at (760) 642-0711.