Using Lasers To Help Treat Gum Disease

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When you experience a gum infection, the symptoms can be rather unpleasant. Not only do your gums consistently bleed, but this condition can eventually lead to losing the stability of your teeth. To prevent the progression of your disease, we offer modern treatments that preserve the health of your smile. With dental lasers, we could help you remove bacterial deposits and begin the healing process to restore your gums.

When you visit your Encinitas/San Diego, CA, periodontist, we can create a treatment plan to get your gum disease under control. By learning more about the tools at our disposal, you can feel comfortable receiving expert care to maintain your oral health.

Advancements In Modern Dental Technology

By incorporating the use of dental lasers in our practice, we can reduce our reliance upon scalpels and sutures that physically cut and slice your tissues. This means that we can reduce the amount of damage to your tissues when removing bacterial deposits. Your recovery time accelerates, and you may even return to work or school on the same day of your procedure. This system uses a concentrated beam of light that automatically cauterizes the affected area as the light is applied. We can also incorporate water jets to clear bacteria and allow the gums to heal quickly. Compared to traditional methods, laser periodontal treatment often requires no anesthesia as it is quite painless.

The Harm Of Gum Infection

When your gums become infected, you can quickly lose control over your oral health. This is because your body creates an inflammatory response to try and fight the bacteria, but in doing so destroys much of your gum and bone tissue. As your gums recede, the connection between the tooth and jaw becomes unstable. Eventually, this can lead to dental loss and erosion of the jaw itself. Remember that in its first stage, gingivitis, gum disease is reversible. Therefore, let us know as soon as you spot any symptoms of infection.

Treating Your Gum Disease With Lasers

We will use this tool to perform a scaling and root planing procedure that tackles bacterial deposits above and below your gum line. We could also incorporate lasers when trimming away diseased tissues along your gumline. This removal allows healthy tissue to reattach and stop the progression of tissue loss. When performing a gum grafting procedure, we can help restore receding tissue to protect your smile.

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

When you need treatment for a gum infection, we offer modern methods and expertise to heal your smile. If you would like to find out more about protecting your gums, please call Dr. Kania’s laser periodontal office in Encinitas/San Diego, CA, at (760) 642-0711.