How Laser Dentistry Protects Your Gums

encinitas laser treatmentWhen we see patients with periodontal disease, especially if the disease has reached a more advanced state, we can offer care with laser dentistry. With treatments like LANAP and REPAIR, we can manage the issue and protect healthy tissues at the same time. In today’s blog, your Encinitas/San Diego, CA, periodontist talks about laser dentistry.

The Warning Signs of Periodontal Disease

How do you know if you need treatment for periodontal disease? Sometimes, people are referred to us by their general dentist, otherwise see us when the symptoms of the disease begin to arise, such as sore, red gums that bleed easily, or recession that makes the teeth appear long. Lack of treatment means the disease could reach the periodontitis stage, at which point the tissues connecting the teeth and gums could sever, leading to tooth loss. When you experience changes to your gums, please see our team right away for treatment! With laser dentistry, we can offer a comfortable treatment with precision and accuracy.

The LANAP and REPAIR Systems

We have two different laser options to choose from. The LANAP system is designed to trim away diseased tissues and enable healthy ones to reattach to the teeth, which reduces the depth of periodontal pockets and makes the issue more manageable, while also improving smile beauty. With REPAIR with WaterLase, we use an advanced laser accompanied by a steady stream of gently flowing water to reshape the gums and remove tissues, while also protecting the tissues from damage and enabling the area to heal quickly. Both options use a concentrated beam of light specially calibrated for soft tissue use.

The Benefits for Our Patients

Dental lasers offer a number of different benefits for our patients. The lasers target areas with precision to prevent damage to healthy gum tissue. The lack of scalpels and sutures mean the treated area heals quickly. So, you can return to your normal routine in as little as 24 to 48 hours. The lasers are comfortable and treatment rarely requires any anesthesia. The system also reduces the risk of swelling, bleeding, and infection afterward. We’re proud to offer this advanced technology as part of our treatments, so you can enjoy better gum health and a full smile. If you have any questions about how we diagnose and treat issues regarding your periodontal health, then please contact our teamer today. We look forward to seeing you!

Do You Have Questions About Dental Lasers?

We want to offer care that preserves your smile and protects your oral health. If you would like to find out more about the systems we use to improve your periodontal health, then please call Dr. Kania’s laser periodontal office in Encinitas/San Diego, CA, at (760) 642-0711.