How Do Dental Lasers Treat Your Gum Disease?

encinitas dental lasersAs we grow older, the risk of periodontal disease grows and without care, this disease could lead to serious trouble, including adult tooth loss! But our team can manage the issue with advanced technology, offering a comfortable and gentle approach. In today’s blog, your Encinitas/San Diego, CA, periodontist talks about treating the disease with dental lasers.

Recognizing the Need for Treatment

According to the Centers for Disease Control, half of adults aged 30 and older suffer from some stage of periodontal disease. Without care, this grows in severity and could lead to adult tooth loss. Which is why when you notice potential symptoms, we urge you to see our team for a detailed examination and diagnosis. Common warning signs could include sore, red gums that bleed when you brush and floss. As the disease reaches a more advanced state, this could mean recession that makes teeth appear long and uneven, and could increase the risk of tooth decay and dental infection. Don’t let your oral health suffer!

The Importance of Managing the Disease

As we touched on above, once the disease reaches the advanced stage, known as periodontitis, this could cause the tissues between the teeth and gums to become severed, which leads to loose and missing teeth. In fact, this is the number one cause of adult tooth loss. Once you begin to lose teeth, this could impact how you eat and speak, and lead to jawbone instability and an aged appearance. While periodontal disease cannot be cured, care can be offered to bring it into a manageable state, so simple preventive actions can keep the issue in check and protect your smile from tooth loss. Often, this begins with the use of dental lasers.

Care with Dental Lasers

With options like LANAP and REPAIR with WaterLase, we can use soft tissue lasers to gently remove the diseased portions of your gums with precision, destroying harmful oral bacteria in the process. This enables healthy tissues to attach themselves to the teeth. The lasers treat the areas with precision to prevent damage to healthy structures, and often the procedure requires little to no anesthesia. There is also a much lower risk of bleeding, swelling, and infection when compared to procedures using scalpels and sutures. The area heals quickly too, with some people returning to normal routines in as little as 24 to 48 hours. If you have any questions about how we save your smile with laser dentistry, then contact our team today.

Do You Have Questions About Laser Dental Care?

Our team wants to help you avoid issues like tooth loss and discomfort. If you would like to find out more about how we treat and manage your periodontal diseases, then please call Dr. Kania’s laser periodontal office in Encinitas/San Diego, CA, at (760) 642-0711.