Gingivitis and periodontal disease are widespread issues, and without treatment, they could lead to discomfort and even the loss of your natural teeth. To reverse or manage these concerns, we could implement treatment with advanced technology. In today’s blog, your Encinitas/San Diego, CA, periodontist talks about laser dentistry.
Gingivitis occurs when the gums become inflamed. This could be due to plaque buildup brought on by poor oral hygiene and a diet high in sugar and starch, or as a result of tobacco use, family history of periodontal issues, inflammatory illnesses, or the use of certain medications. As the inflammation develops, you could notice your gums appear red or feel sore. They could also bleed easily as well. When this occurs, we could help with laser dentistry. The technology employs a concentrated beam of light calibrated for soft tissue use. Our team will remove the deposits from along the gum line or beneath the gums. Removing the plaque and tartar allows us to reverse gingivitis and keep it at bay with traditional cleanings moving forward.
If your gingivitis has reached an advanced stage and causes tissues to pull away from the gums, then bacteria can enter these pockets and lead to the disease. With laser dentistry, we can tackle the more severe stages of the disease by removing the compromised tissues and allowing healthy ones to reattach to the teeth, preventing recession and protecting your teeth from periodontitis, the stage linked to adult tooth loss. Again, a preventive treatment plan can be employed to manage the issue moving forward. We want to help you avoid painful symptoms and missing teeth by protecting the health of your gums.
Benefits of Using Lasers
Lasers are far more comfortable than scalpels and sutures, and rarely require the use of anesthesia. They target the areas requiring treatment with precision, which then prevents damage to healthy tissues. The area will heal much faster, and many people return to their normal routine after only a day of rest. There is little risk of bleeding, swelling, or infection afterward too. If you have any questions about how our team can diagnose and treat issues like gingivitis and periodontal disease, or if you have symptoms that need attention, then contact our team today to learn more. We would love to help you enjoy your best smile this summer!
Your Encinitas/San Diego, CA Periodontist Can Improve Your Gum Health
We would like to help you enjoy a full smile by protecting your gum health. If you would like to find out more about the technologies we use, then please call Dr. Kania’s laser periodontal office in Encinitas/San Diego, CA, at (760) 642-0711. Our team understands the risks posed by periodontal disease, and we want to help you preserve your smile for years to come.