Periodontal disease could mean sore, red gums, bleeding, and for some, an increased risk of adult tooth loss. For a comfortable treatment option that requires little to no anesthesia, we could employ laser dentistry. In today’s blog, your Encinitas/San Diego, CA, periodontist talks about improving gum health with REPAIR with Waterlase, which offers treatment with precision and accuracy.
When to Seek Treatment
When should you see our team for periodontal treatment? Many are referred to us by their general dentists, but you should be aware of the common symptoms that could indicate periodontal issues. Essentially, when you notice changes to your gums you should contact us. Soreness, redness, and bleeding are all cause for concern, as is gum recession. These signs could mean the presence of gingivitis, or the early stages of periodontal disease. Lack of treatment means the symptoms grow more severe, and the risk of tooth loss increases as well. Which is why you should seek treatment for periodontal concerns with our team.
REPAIR with Waterlase
In the more severe stages, you may need oral surgery to protect your smile. Instead of relying on scalpels and sutures, we will use REPAIR laser technology with Waterlase, which offers comfortable care with unrivaled precision and accuracy. In fact, there is little to no end for anesthesia at all! Combining lasers with a spray of air and water, this can target diseased tissues with precision, so we can gently trim them away without damaging surrounding tissues. The healthy tissues can then adhere to the teeth to reduce the depth of periodontal pockets and correct recession. Your smile looks better, and the disease can be easily managed moving forward with a preventive approach. The lasers also cauterizes the area and destroys harmful oral bacteria, which limits the risk of bleeding, swelling, and infection.
What Happens Next?
After treatment, you will need a day to rest after which you can usually return to normal activities. We will discuss better homecare habits and preventive treatments to help manage the disease and keep your smile attractive and whole. If you have any questions about how our team diagnoses and treats concerns like gum disease, then contact our team today to learn more about laser dentistry. We have a comfortable and effective way to keep your smile strong.
Your Encinitas/San Diego, CA Periodontist Provides Stronger Gums
Our team wants to address your gingival concerns and protect your smile from tooth loss using advanced laser technology and the Waterlase system. If you would like to find out more about safeguarding your smile and keeping it whole and healthy for years to come, then please call Dr. Kania’s laser periodontal office in Encinitas/San Diego, CA, at (760) 642-0711.