What Makes Laser Dentistry Great For Treating Gum Disease

encinitas laser dentistryA dental laser can offer care for major periodontal issues, meaning we can manage the disease without the need for scalpels or sutures. In fact, we can even offer reattachment for healthy tissues to improve the beauty of your smile as well. In today’s blog, your Encinitas/San Diego, CA, periodontist talks about the benefits of laser dentistry.

The Warning Signs of Trouble

Your general dentist may refer you to us if the presence of periodontal disease is discovered. But you should consider calling us yourself to schedule a consultation if you experience sore, red gums that bleed easily, or tissues that swell or recede. These could be warning signs of periodontal disease, and lack of treatment could allow the issue to grow in severity until it impacts the stability of your teeth. Fortunately, our team can employ dental laser systems to manage gum disease and protect tooth stability, while also addressing the impacts on the beauty of the smile too.

The LANAP and REPAIR Systems

The LANAP system employs dental lasers to destroy deposits of bacteria and plaque buildup, while also providing reattachment for healthy tissues, which corrects gum recession and helps protect your smile from periodontitis (the advanced stages of the disease) and tooth loss. The REPAIR system uses a dental laser combined with a steady stream of gently flowing water to carefully remove diseased portions of the tissue to help manage the disease and keep your smile healthy and whole. Our team will carefully examine your smile and diagnose the cause and extent of your periodontal disease before we choose the right treatment for your smile.

Benefits for Your Smile

This technology replaces the need for sutures and scalpels, and can target the treated areas with precision, avoiding damage to your healthy gums. Since there are no sutures, the area heals much quicker too. Many people return to normal activities after only a day or two of rest. The technology also cauterizes the area to prevent swelling, bleeding, and infection afterward. Treatment usually takes only one visit and rarely needs any anesthesia either! The system also destroys harmful oral bacteria in the process.

If you have any questions about how our team diagnoses and treats gum disease with our dental laser systems, or if you’re ready to schedule your initial consultation, then contact our team today to learn more. We want to keep your smile whole and healthy for years to come!

Your Encinitas/San Diego, CA Periodontist Can Boost Gum Health

Advanced technology can offer treatment with care and precision. If you would like to find out more about protecting the stability of your smile, then please call Dr. Kania’s laser periodontal office in Encinitas/San Diego, CA, at (760) 642-0711.