What Makes Lasers Perfect For Treating Gum Disease?

encinitas laser dentistryOur team wants to help you enjoy good oral health, and that means preventing or managing gum disease, so you avoid painful symptoms and the risk of tooth loss. To offer care with precision and accuracy, our team will employ advanced technology. In today’s blog, your Encinitas/San Diego, CA, periodontist talks about laser dentistry.

The Presence of Periodontal Disease

Periodontal disease, according to the Centers for Disease Control, impacting half of adults over the age of 30. The disease is brought on by untreated gingivitis, in which the gums have become irritated and inflamed due to poor oral hygiene, a family history of the disease, tobacco products, inflammatory illnesses, or certain medications. Lack of treatment enables the inflammation to become periodontal disease, which cannot be cured and instead requires treatment to manage, so you avoid negative changes to your oral health and smile beauty, which can include adult tooth loss. When you notice sore, red gums that bleed easily, or gum recession, please reach out to our team right away.

The Laser System

Dental lasers can be used to help treat and mitigate the late stages of the issue, protecting your oral health. Our team can use the LANAP system or REPAIR with WaterLase. These technologies enable us to remove the diseased portions of the tissues and gently remove them, reshaping the gum line in the process. We can then attach healthy tissues to the teeth. We could also use lasers to prepare the smile for the Pinhole Surgical Technique, a conservative alternative to traditional gum grafts to correct gum recession and improve the health and beauty of your smile.

Benefits for Your Smile

Dental lasers are comfortable and treatment rarely requires anesthesia of any kind. We can complete the procedure in one visit, and you return to your normal routine after only 24 to 28 hours of rest. The technology targets areas with precision to prevent damage to healthy tissues, and to reduce the risk of bleeding, swelling, and infection afterward. The area heals much quicker since we don’t use scalpels or sutures at all. If you have warning signs of gum disease and are ready to improve your oral health and avoid issues like tooth loss, then reach out to our team today to learn more. We want to help you smile with confidence and enjoy better oral health, so talk to us today about laser dentistry and gum disease treatment.

Schedule a Visit Today

Our team wants to help you enjoy better oral health and a full smile. If you would like to find out more about the advanced technology we use to help smiles in our community, then please call Dr. Kania’s laser periodontal office in Encinitas/San Diego, CA, at (760) 642-0711.