Why Periodontal Disease Requires Treatment

encinintas laser treatmentAccording to studies from the Centers for Disease Control, half of adults 30 and older suffer from some form of periodontal disease. In the early stages, this could mean sore and bleeding gums. In the later stages, you risk losing your teeth! In today’s blog, your Encinitas/San Diego, CA, periodontist talks about why the disease needs treatment and how to get started!

The Causes and Common Symptoms of the Disease

The trouble starts when you gums become inflamed, which could be due to plaque and tartar buildup, poor brushing and flossing habits, a diet high in sugar and starch, tobacco use, or even a family history of inflammation and periodontal disease. The use of certain medications could be responsible, as could inflammatory illnesses. Without treatment to reduce the inflammation, the gums could pull away from the teeth to form pockets, which harmful oral bacteria enter to cause periodontal disease. You may experience sore, red, and bleeding gums, swelling tissues, or even recession that makes your teeth appear long or uneven. Don’t ignore these symptoms, please reach out to our team today!

The Impact on Your Oral Health and Smile Stability

Without treatment, the disease could cause discomfort and eventually reach the advanced stage known as periodontitis. At this stage, the tissues connecting teeth and gum are destroyed, and there could be damage to your underlying bone structure. Which means tooth loss and a prematurely aged appearance too! Don’t let the stability of your smile suffer, talk to our team about possible solutions. With laser dentistry, we can offer care with precision and accuracy, protecting the stability of your smile!

Care with Advanced Laser Technology

With treatments like LANAP and REPAIR with WaterLase, we can gently trim away the diseased tissues and reshape the gum line, allowing healthy tissues to reattach to the teeth. We can then manage the disease with preventive and holistic treatment options. The lasers can target areas with precision so there is no damage to your healthy gums, and the procedure is so comfortable that anesthesia is rarely required. The procedure lowers the risk of swelling, bleeding, and infection, and the lack of scalpels and sutures means a faster healing period too. You may veena return to your normal routine in as little as 24 to 48 hours.

If you have any questions about laser dentistry, then contact our team today to learn more.

Do You Have Questions About Laser Dentistry?

If you encounter changes to your periodontal tissues, please reach out to our team right away. If you would like to find out more about how we keep your gums healthy and strong with laser dentistry, then please call Dr. Kania’s laser periodontal office in Encinitas/San Diego, CA, at (760) 642-0711.