How We Treat Gum Disease Using Dental Lasers

encinitas laser dentistryWhen you suffer from periodontal disease, you risk not only uncomfortable symptoms, but the likelihood of eventual tooth loss without treatment. Fortunately, we have a comfortable and advanced treatment option to address periodontal concerns: dental lasers. In today’s blog, your Encinitas/San Diego, CA, periodontist talks about the benefits of dental lasers.

The Benefits of Our Technology

Dental lasers can often replace the need for scalpels and sutures for periodontal treatment. Which means we can target areas with precision and prevent damage to surrounding tissues. The concentrated beam of light the system uses can cauterize the treated area to prevent swelling, bleeding, and the risk of infection. We could also use a stream of water along with the laser to protect the gums and facilitate a faster healing period. The treatment rarely requires anesthesia too, and most peel return to normal routines after only a day of rest. Treatment only takes one visit too! As you can see, there are a number of reasons we use this technology as part of your treatment.

The Dangers of Gum Disease

We want to treat periodontal disease to protect your smile. The disease will grow in severity with time. You may initially notice red gums and soreness, but this can soon lead to bleeding when you brush and floss, or even receding gums that change the appearance of your smile and increase the risk of decay and infection. If gum disease reaches the periodontitis stage, this could mean adult tooth loss too! Which is why we offer treatment to make the disease manageable with preventive treatments, like cleanings every three to four months, so you can enjoy an attractive and healthy smile, and one that is stable too!

The Treatment Process

Our team could use this technology in scaling and root planings to address the early stages, removing bacterial deposits to improve oral health. For more severe cases, our team could use the technology to trim away diseased tissues so healthy ones can adhere to the teeth and reduce the depth of periodontal pockets. If you have receding tissues, we can use the technology as part of the gum grafting procedure, to cover the exposed portions of your tooth roots and keep your smile strong and full.

If you have any questions about how our team treats concerns like periodontal disease with advanced dental lasers, then contact our team today to learn more. We want to help you enjoy a whole and healthy smile for years to come!

Your Encinitas/San Diego, CA Periodontist Our Advanced Treatment Options

Our team wants to help you maintain your healthiest possible smile. If you would like to find out more about protecting smile stability, then please call Dr. Kania’s laser periodontal office in Encinitas/San Diego, CA, at (760) 642-0711.