Treating Your Gum Disease With Laser-Assisted Options

encinitas dental lasersOur team can use dental laser technology to help manage gum disease, preventing the loss of your teeth and stopping painful symptoms. This technology can provide care with precision, so you can smile with confidence. In today’s blog, your Encinitas/San Diego, CA, periodontist talks about our laser-assisted treatment options.

The Causes and Warning Signs of Periodontal Disease

When should you contact our team to address your periodontal disease? Warning signs could include redness in your gums, soreness, bleeding, and recession. If one or more of these potential symptoms develop, then you need treatment to prevent the disease from reaching the later stage, as periodontitis is linked to adult tooth loss. The disease is caused by gum inflammation, also known as gingivitis. Inflammation could be caused by the use of certain medications, inflammatory illnesses, a family history of the disease, poor oral hygiene, and tobacco use. When the issue reaches a more severe stage, we can offer help with laser dentistry.

LANAP and REPAIR with WaterLase

With the LANAP procedure, we will use dental lasers to gently remove diseased tissues and then allow healthy ones to reattach to the teeth, which helps correct gum recession and allows the disease to reach a more manageable state. With REPAIR with WaterLase, we will again use a beam of light specifically calibrated for soft tissues to remove diseased portions and reshape the gum line, but this is also accompanied by a steady stream of water to make the procedure comfortable and relaxing, and to protect the gum tissues. Both take one visit to complete, and both let you return to your normal routine after about 24 hours.

The Benefits of Advanced Technology

Dental lasers are comfortable and don’t require the use of scalpels or sutures, so the treated area heals much quicker and there is little risk of bleeding, infection, and swelling afterward. In addition, we can target areas with precision to prevent damage to healthy tissues too. The technology also means there is often no need for dental anesthesia, so your procedure is a comfortable one. If you have any questions about how we use dental lasers to treat periodontal disease and restore health to your smile, then contact our team today to learn more. Let’s start the holiday season with strong and healthy smiles, and use your dental benefits before they expire!

Let Us Help Manage Your Periodontal Concerns

We would like to help you avoid tooth loss and other major complications related to periodontal disease! If you would like to find out more about the benefits of advanced technology, please call Dr. Kania’s laser periodontal office in Encinitas/San Diego, CA, at (760) 642-0711. A strong and healthy smile, one that looks good too, is possible, so reach out today!