Treating periodontal disease can help protect a smile from uncomfortable symptoms and even tooth loss. Which is why we offer care to help people with minor or severe cases of periodontal disease. To offer treatment with precision and comfort, your Encinitas/San Diego, CA, periodontist talks about the use of dental lasers.
Dental lasers use a concentrated beam of light to address a variety of soft and hard tissue concerns. Our team uses a soft tissues laser specially calibrated to address issues related to the health of your gums. The technology can target areas of concern with precision to prevent damage to healthy gums. The technology means we don’t use scalpels or sutures, so the area heals much quicker. The risk of bleeding, infection, and swelling is greatly reduced, and the area heals quickly too. In fact, many people return to normal activities after only a day of rest.
The Importance of Treating Gum Disease
Periodontal disease impacts half of adults ages 30 and over, and lack of treatment could lead to the advanced stage, known as periodontitis. At this stage, you could risk the loss of your teeth! Our team can employ the technology to address a more advanced stage of the disease, so we can remove diseased tissues and allow healthy ones to adhere to the teeth again. If you have receding tissues, we could use lasers as part of our Pinhole Surgical Technique, in which we correct recession and improve the health of your smile. Treatment helps preserve the stability and beauty of your smile, and safeguards your overall oral health too.
Managing Your Disease
Our team will begin by carefully examining your smile to assess the extent of the disease and understand possible causes. Our team can then create a personalized treatment plan, and may use the advanced technology to help remove tissues and reshape the gum line. Following treatment, you can undergo traditional cleanings every three to four months, as well as better at-home oral hygiene habits, to manage the disease and prevent periodontitis from harming your smile. If you have warning signs of trouble, such as sore, red, or bleeding gums, or if you notice recession that makes your teeth appear longer, then contact our team right away for a diagnosis and to discuss possible solutions. With laser dentistry and other advanced treatment options, we can address minor and severe cases of periodontal disease!
Speak With Your Encinitas/San Diego, CA Periodontist About Improving Your Smile
We want to make sure your smile stays whole and avoid uncomfortable symptoms. If you would like to find out more about the technology we use to keep your smile healthy and whole, please call Dr. Kania’s laser periodontal office in Encinitas/San Diego, CA, at (760) 642-0711.