When you suffer from periodontal disease, this not only causes discomfort, but could eventually lead to tooth loss! Which is why we offer treatment to manage the disease and keep your smile whole. In today’s blog, your Encinitas/San Diego, CA, dentist talks about laser dentistry and gum disease treatment.
The Causes of Periodontal Disease
When you gums become inflamed, which can be due to poor oral hygiene habits that lead to major plaque and tartar buildup, then you need treatment. Otherwise, the inflammation could grow in severity until you develop gum disease. At this point, there is no cure but treatment can manage the disease and protect you from the periodontitis stage, which could cause serious recession and even tooth loss. When you begin to exhibit red and bleeding gums, or they feel sore or start to recede from the teeth, then please reach out right so we can offer help with dental lasers.
The Importance of Treatment
Without treatment, the advanced stage, as we touched on above, could cause adult tooth loss. You could also have receding tissues that make your teeth appear long or uneven. Treatment can help protect the stability of your smile, so you enjoy a full and beautiful one for years to come. This is the number one cause of adult tooth loss, so don’t delay in letting us know about the changes to your smile.
The Benefits of Advanced Technology
Dental lasers are specially calibrated to handle soft tissue concerns, and can be used to trim away diseased tissues from your smile. The technology targets areas with precision, preventing damage to healthy portions of your smile. Since there is no need for scalpels and sutures, the treatment takes one visit and heals quickly, so you return to normal routines after 24 to 48 hours on average. There is often no need for anesthesia and the risk of bleeding, swelling, and infection is significantly reduced as well. Our team can not only remove tissues, but use lasers to reshape gum and bone structure to aid in a conservative gum grafting procedure, so we can also correct receding tissues.
If you have any questions about how we approach improving your periodontal health and fighting disease with advanced dental lasers, then please contact our team today to learn more. A visit now is a chance to start care and also use your remaining 2023 dental insurance benefits and health savings account funds before they expire at the end of the month.
Do You Need Treatment to Improve Your Periodontal Health?
Our team wants to help you enjoy optimal oral health and full smile! If you would like to find out more about the advanced technology we use, then please call Dr. Kania’s laser periodontal office in Encinitas/San Diego, CA, at (760) 642-0711.