How REPAIR With WaterLase Offers Better Gum Health

encinitas dental lasersWhen you have poor gum health due to periodontal disease, this could cause discomfort and may even lead to tooth loss. But our team can offer advanced technology to help manage the disease and keep your smile whole. In today’s blog, your Encinitas/San Diego, CA, periodontist talks about the REPAIR with WaterLase system!

The Signs You Need Treatment

When should you schedule a visit with a periodontist? When you begin to develop changes in your gum tissues, this could point to the presence of gingivitis and even gum disease. These symptoms could include sore, red gums that bleed easily, as well as swelling or even recession. As your gums recede, this could make teeth appear long or uneven, or even increase the risk of tooth decay and dental infection. Treatment is crucial because periodontal disease will increase in severity with time. Eventually, this could mean the periodontitis stage, at which point you risk the loss of your natural teeth!

The Treatment Process

Our team will conduct a detailed examination of your smile using advanced digital imaging systems. We want to assess the presence and severity of the disease, and also identify underlying factors too. From there, we have the information necessary to plan treatment. While gingivitis can be reversed, periodontal disease cannot be cured. But! We can offer treatment to bring it into a manageable stage, one in which holistic and preventive treatments can be administered to protect your smile from discomfort and periodontitis. You then avoid the risk of tooth loss!

The Benefits That Dental Lasers Provide

Often, we can use treatments like REPAIR with WaterLase to address the disease. The system employs a concentrated beam of light specially calibrated for soft tissues. The laser is accompanied by a steady stream of water. We use the system to carefully trim away the diseased portions of your smile, so healthy gums can attach to the teeth and reduce the depth of periodontal pockets. We then offer care like Supportive Periodontal Maintenance, cleanings, or Ozone Therapy to manage the issue. Lasers can target the areas with precision to protect healthy tissues from damage, and rarely require the use of anesthesia. In addition, they limit the risk of bleeding, infection, and swelling, and you don’t need scalpels or sutures. Most people return to normal activities after 24 to 48 hours.

Do You Have Questions About Our Advanced Technologies?

We would like to help smiles stay whole and avoid the major oral health complications of periodontal disease. If you would like to find out more about the systems we use to improve oral health, then please call Dr. Kania’s laser periodontal office in Encinitas/San Diego, CA, at (760) 642-0711.