How The REPAIR Laser Helps Your Smile

encinitas laser dentistryWhen you develop periodontal disease, treatment is crucial for managing the disease and protecting you from painful symptoms and the risk of missing teeth. Our team can offer treatment with precision, employing advanced laser dentistry. In today’s blog, your Encinitas/San Diego, CA, periodontist looks at helping smiles with the REPAIR laser system.

The Possible Impact of Untreated Periodontal Disease

Periodontal disease occurs when the gums become inflamed, an issue known as gingivitis, and treatment is not provided to ease symptoms and reverse it. As it progresses into the gum disease stage, this means the issue can no longer be reversed, but requires care to manage it and prevent the later stages linked to adult tooth loss. You risk the stability of your smile, as well as a host of uncomfortable symptoms. Underlying causes could include poor oral hygiene habits, like infrequent brushing or flossing, or diets high in sugar and starch. These are common factors behind plaque buildup and inflammation, along with tobacco use, a family history of gum disease, the use of certain medications, or inflammatory illnesses. Don’t risk your smile, let us know when you notice bleeding, soreness, redness, or receding tissues.

Planning Your Treatment

Every smile is unique, and there are multiple stages to the severity of the disease, so we need to conduct a detailed examination with advanced imaging technology to make a diagnosis with precision. Our team will use digital x-rays and CT scanning technology to assess the presence and severity of the disease, and to choose the most appropriate treatment option. For the early stages, we could help with a scaling and root planing, combined with preventive and holistic options like Ozone Therapy. But for the later stages, we may need to use dental lasers to offer relief and protect your smile.

REPAIR with WaterLase

The REPAIR with WaterLase system employs a dental laser that is specially calibrated for soft tissue concerns, and is accompanied by a gentle stream of running water. We will trim away the diseased tissues so that healthy ones can attach to the teeth and reduce the depth of periodontal pockets. The technology can remove the tissues without damaging healthy ones, and reduces the risk of bleeding, swelling, and infection. The lack of sutures means the area heals quicker, and in some cases, you may not even need anesthesia. Most people even return to their normal routine after a day of rest!

If you have any questions, contact our team today!

Do You Have Questions About Treating Periodontal Disease?

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