Comfortable Periodontal Treatment With Lasers

encinitas dental lasersWe understand that periodontal disease is widespread and that it poses serious threats to your oral health and even the balance of your bite. But we also understand that treatment needs to be comfortable and exact, which is why we’re proud to employ advanced technology. In today’s blog, your Encinitas/San Diego, CA, periodontist talks about laser treatment.

The Signs You Need Periodontal Treatment

When you begin to experience the warning signs of gingivitis or gum disease, your general dentist or orthodontist may refer you to our office for a diagnosis. But you should consider scheduling a visit yourself if you notice your gums feel sore, appear red, or bleeding easily. Swelling or receding tissues are signs of trouble too. Our team will take a detailed diagnosis of your smile, examining your gingival tissues with digital technology to make a precise and accurate diagnosis. From there, we can choose the right treatment options. For more advanced stages of the disease, we may recommend care with dental lasers.

Planning Your Treatment

Depending on whether you have gingivitis, the early stages of gum disease, or a more advanced stage of periodontal disease, we may recommend a variety of different options. But with the LANAP and REPAIR with WaterLase systems, we can use dental lasers to help manage the disease, which protects you from periodontitis. The advanced stage of the disease, periodontitis can actually lead to adult tooth loss. We want to help your smile stay whole and comfortable, and help you avoid issues that change the appearance of your smile in negative ways.

Advanced Solutions

With dental lasers, we can target the diseased portions of your gingival tissues and gently remove them with care, preventing damage to healthy structures. We could accompany the laser with a stream of water too. This helps ensure the procedure is comfortable, and you will rarely need dental anesthesia. The lasers can enable healthy tissues to reattach to the teeth to reduce the depth of periodontal pockets, so we can manage the disease moving forward with more simple and preventive treatment options. This technology also prevents the onset of swelling, bleeding, and infection, and since we don’t use scalpel and sutures, the area heals quickly. In fact, some people return to normal activities after only a day of rest.

If you have any questions about how we manage and treat issues like periodontal disease with laser dentistry, then contact our team today to learn more. We want to help you smile with confidence and avoid complications like tooth loss!

Contact Our Team For Advanced Treatment

We want to provide care that is effective and comfortable too. If you would like to find out more about preventing or managing gum disease, then please call Dr. Kania’s laser periodontal office in Encinitas/San Diego, CA, at (760) 642-0711.