When you develop symptoms of periodontal disease, such as sore and red gums, recession, or bleeding, then we want to offer advanced technology to help preserve your smile. With our advanced dental lasers, we can return your smile to optimal health and beauty. In today’s blog, your Encinitas/San Diego, CA, periodontist talks about our dental laser treatments.
When to Seek Treatment
You may be referred to our office by your general dentist should they discover warning signs of gum disease. But you could schedule a visit yourself if you develop warning signs of periodontal concerns, such as redness, soreness, bleeding, or receding tissues that make teeth appear longer. When these symptoms arise, you need treatment to manage the disease and protect smiles from the onset of periodontitis, the later stage of the disease that causes adult tooth loss. Our team can often address the more advanced stages of the disease with our laser systems.
The LANAP and REPAIR Systems
Our team offers LANAP and REPAIR. With LANAP, our goal is to remove diseased tissues and then allow the attachment of healthy tissues to your teeth. With REPAIR, we remove diseased tissues and also administer a gentle flow of water to help safeguard the area and ensure faster healing. Lasers can help address the cases of the disease too advanced for a deep cleaning or preventive approach to address. But we will likely follow these treatments with options like Ozone Therapy, Supportive Periodontal Maintenance, or antibiotics and other medications to help manage the issue and prevent worsening recession or symptoms, protecting you from missing teeth.
The Benefits for Your Periodontal Tissues
Lasers can target areas with precision to prevent damage to healthy tissues. Since we don’t need to use scalpels or sutures, the area heals much quicker, which most people return to their normal routines in as little as 24 to 48 hours. There is also a reduced risk of bleeding, infection, and swelling afterward, and treatment only takes one visit to complete. You also rarely require the use of any anesthesia either! If you have any questions about how our team diagnoses and treats issues with your gum health, or if you think you need a consultation to get started, then contact our team today. We want to make 2024 the year you enjoy your best smile, so you can smile with confidence and enjoy a full smile for years to come!
Schedule a Visit to Improve Your Smile
We’re ready to offer treatment to help you smile with confidence once again! If you would like to find out more about the technology we use to protect your gum health, then please call Dr. Kania’s laser periodontal office in Encinitas/San Diego, CA, at (760) 642-0711.