Signs Your Smile Could Benefit From Laser Dentistry

encinitas laser dental careWhen your gums feel sore, look red, or bleed easily and/or recede, this could mean gum disease. Without treatment to manage the disease, you risk worsening symptoms and eventually, the loss of natural teeth. In today’s blog, your Encinitas/San Diego, CA, periodontist talks about how we can use lasers to manage your periodontal health.

The Common Warning Signs of Periodontal Disease

How do you know if periodontal disease is threatening your oral health? The issue is brought on by untreated inflammation, or gingivitis, which reaches a stage that allows disease-causing bacteria to enter pockets along the gum line. Symptoms include sore, red gums that bleed when you brush and floss, or even recession that makes teeth appear long and uneven. When you begin to exhibit changes to your gums and discomfort, we urge you to schedule a visit. Our team can conduct a detailed examination with advanced imaging technology to assess the presence and severity of your periodontal disease, so we can plan treatment to manage it and protect your smile.

The Danger of Ignoring Symptoms

Periodontal disease will grow in severity with time, eventually reaching an advanced state known as periodontitis. At this stage, you could develop severe recession that alters your smile’s appearance, and the tissues connecting your teeth and gums could break down, leading to tooth loss. In fact, this is the number one cause of tooth loss in adults! Which is why we urge you to see our team for treatment, so we can manage the issue and keep your smile whole. However, if you have already lost teeth to the disease, we could discuss replacement with durable and lifelike dental implants!

Laser Dentistry with LANAP and REPAIR

For minor cases, we could use deep cleanings or holistic treatments like Ozone Therapy or Supportive Periodontal Maintenance to manage the issue and prevent the later stages. For more severe cases, we could use lasers to remove diseased tissues and reshape the gum line, such as the LANAP and REPAIR systems, which then encourage healthy tissues to reattach to the teeth. To treat recession, we could use the Pinhole Surgical Technique, which combines lasers with a noninvasive alternative to grafting to improve the beauty and health of your smile.

If you have any questions about seeking treatment or how we can offer care with our advanced laser systems, then contact our team today to learn more. We want to help you enjoy a strong and healthy smile, one free of discomfort and tooth loss.

Do You Have Questions About Laser Dentistry?

Treatment can help your smile look great and remain whole, so reach out today. If you would like to find out more about the technology we use to safeguard your gum health, then please call Dr. Kania’s laser periodontal office in Encinitas/San Diego, CA, at (760) 642-0711.