When you have sore, red gums and bleeding, then you need treatment to avoid the late stages of gum disease, the stages linked to tooth loss. Our team can offer a treatment with precision and accuracy. In today’s blog, your Encinitas/San Diego, CA, periodontist talks about the benefits of dental lasers for gum treatment!
The Signs You Need Treatment
Periodontal disease is widespread, and studies from the Centers for Disease Control show half of adults 30 and older suffer from some stage of the disease. The warning signs could include changes to your gums, such as redness, soreness, and bleeding. When you experience these symptoms, please let us know right away. You could also develop swelling or recession, as gums pull away from the teeth. Without treatment, the disease could reach an advanced stage known as periodontitis, which is linked to adult tooth loss.
Our Dental Laser Treatments
Laser dentistry can be used to trim away diseased tissues from the smile, removing them so healthy portions can adhere to the teeth and reduce the depth of periodontal pockets, allowing the disease to be successfully managed with a more preventive approach moving forward. This could include dental cleanings, Supportive Periodontal Maintenance, Ozone Therapy, and medications. We could use the LANAP system to allow healthy tissue attachment, or the REPAIR with WaterLase to remove tissues gently and comfortably. Dental lasers also aid in our gum graft treatment, allowing us to reshape tissues and structures as part of the procedure, correcting gum recession and improving the health and beauty of your smile.
The Benefits for Your Smile
Dental lasers can target areas with precision, which prevents damage to healthy gums. The lasers are quiet and comfortable, as the procedure rarely needs any anesthesia and you don’t have to undergo treatment with scalpels or sutures. The area also heals quickly, with most people returning to normal routines after only 24 to 48 hours of rest. The risk of bleeding, swelling, and infection is significantly reduced as well. Dental lasers offer a comfortable and effective means of improving your periodontal health, so you avoid issues like tooth loss, or serious recession that impacts smile beauty.
If you have any questions about our use of dental lasers when we treat periodontal concerns, or if you have symptoms that need attention, then please reach out to our team today to learn more. We want to help you smile with confidence again, and enjoy your healthiest and strongest smile too.
Our Team Wants to Reshape and Improve Your Smile
Our team wants to offer a comfortable and precise solution to periodontal disease! If you would like to find out more about the advanced technology we use for your treatment, then please call Dr. Kania’s laser periodontal office in Encinitas/San Diego, CA, at (760) 642-0711.