When you have gums that feel sore, bleed, or appear redder than usual, this could mean periodontal disease and the need or treatment. To manage the disease and protect your smile, we could employ advanced treatment technology. In today’s blog, your Encinitas/San Diego, CA, periodontist talks about laser dentistry.
The Warning Signs of Poor Gum Health
As we touched on above, changes to your gum tissues could indicate the presence of gingivitis or the early stages of periodontal disease, such as red, red gums that bleed easily. You could also notice tissues receding, which makes teeth appear longer. When these symptoms arise, let us know right away. Our team will conduct a diagnosis with advanced imaging technology so we can assess the severity of the disease, and watch for negative changes to your bone structure too. Treatment is necessary to prevent the breakdown of the jaw, tooth decay in the exposed portions of the root structure, and tooth loss due to the loss of connective tissues between the teeth and gums. For severe cases, we could offer care with a dental laser.
The Benefits of Advanced Technology
With dental laser treatments, such as LANAP or REPAIR with Waterlase, we can target areas of the smile with precision, which means you avoid damage to healthy tissues. The procedure also doesn’t require scalpels or sutures, so the area heals much quicker. In fact, you may return to normal activities after only a day of rest and the procedure will rarely require anesthesia either. Dental lasers provide precision and accuracy when it comes to treating and managing periodontal disease, keeping your smile whole and beautiful.
The procedure employs a soft-tissue laser that can gently remove diseased tissues, so healthy ones can reattach to the teeth. We could use the technology to modify the teeth, jaws, and gums as we conduct a gum graft with the Pinhole Surgical Technique. The technology not only gently removes diseased tissue with precision, but destroys pockets of harmful bacteria to make the disease manageable with preventive treatments moving forward, such as antibiotics, Ozone Therapy, or Supportive Periodontal Maintenance.
If you have any questions about improving the overall health of your gums, or if you have the warning signs we discussed in today’s blog, then reach out to our team right away. We want to help you smile with confidence, and enjoy a healthy and comfortable smile, one that looks great too.
Speak With Your Encinitas/San Diego, CA Periodontist About Advanced Dentistry
Our team wants to help improve your smile with a comfortable and precise treatment option. If you would like to find out more about protecting the health and appearance of your smile, then please call Dr. Kania’s laser periodontal office in Encinitas/San Diego, CA, at (760) 642-0711.