Your gums help keep your smile in place, and impact the stability, health, and beauty of your smile. But when they develop periodontal disease, this could mean recession and discomfort, as well as tooth loss. Fortunately, your Encinitas/San Diego, CA, periodontist can treat the concern and protect smiles with REPAIR dental lasers and WaterLase.
The Onset of Gum Disease
Periodontal disease forms when the gum tissues become inflamed, a condition known as gingivitis. Without treatment to reverse gingivitis, this could grow in severity until the tissues pull away from the teeth and form pockets. When disease-causing bacteria enter these pockets, periodontal disease develops. While the disease cannot be cured, care to manage it could protect your smile from painful complications and the risk of gum recession and tooth loss. Which is why you need to let us know when you begin to recognize changes to your gums. Even in severe situations, we can likely manage it and reverse your smile with laser dentistry.
Symptoms and Complications
In the early stages, you may notice your gums appear redder than normal, or feel sore and bleed easily. As your periodontal concerns grow in severity, this could lead to receding gums that alter the appearance of the teeth, and also increase the risk of tooth decay and dental infection. As the disease reaches the advanced stage, known as periodontitis, then teeth could become lost as well. To keep your smile whole and protect its appearance and health, you need to take action to bring the issue to a more manageable state. Our team can do just that with the REPAIR dental laser with WaterLase technology.
Treatment with REPAIR and WaterLase
REPAIR employs a concentrated beam of light that is calibrated for soft tissue treatment. The system also combines a gentle stream of water as part of the process, so we can comfortably and effectively remove diseased tissues with precision, protecting healthy tissues in the process. By removing these tissues, healthy ones can adhere to the teeth and reduce the depth of periodontal pockets, so the disease is manageable with preventive care moving forward. The system means no scalpels or sutures, no need for anesthesia, and a fast and comfortable healing period. Most peel return to normal routines after a day of rest!
If you have any questions about REPAIR with WaterLase, then contact our team today to learn more.
Your Encinitas/San Diego, CA Periodontist Helps Preserve Your Smile
With the right treatment, you can enjoy relief and a full smile for years to come. If you would like to find out more about safeguarding smiles against serious concerns like periodontal disease, then please call Dr. Kania’s laser periodontal office in Encinitas/San Diego, CA, at (760) 642-0711.