The Benefits Of Treating Periodontal Disease With Lasers

encinitas laser dentistryWhen you have periodontal disease, this could mean uncomfortable symptoms and over time, the risk of adult tooth loss. But our team can provide treatment with advanced technology to help you smile with confidence! In today’s blog, your Encinitas/San Diego, CA, periodontist talks about treatment with dental lasers.

The Signs of Gum Disease

Your general dentist may refer you to our office for treatment, but you can also contact us at the first sign of gingivitis or periodontal disease. For example, if you have sore, red gums that bleed when you brush and floss, or receding tissues that make teeth appear long, then you need to see us right away. Otherwise, the disease can reach a more advanced stage, one that could cause worsening discomfort and even adult tooth loss. Our team will conduct a detailed diagnosis with advanced imaging technology to assess the cause and severity of your disease, so we can plan treatment with dental lasers to safeguard your smile.

Treatment with Advanced Technology

Our dental lasers use a concentrated beam of light specially calibrated for soft tissue uses. We can use them to trim away diseased portions of your gums, so that healthy ones can reattach to the teeth. If you have receding tissues, we can use the lasers to modify the gums and bone structure in preparation for the Pinhole Surgical Technique, so we can cover the exposed portions of the teeth and reshape the gum line. We can also destroy harmful pockets of bacteria to help better manage the disease. Afterward, we can discuss preventive treatments to help safeguard the smile, such as Supportive Periodontal Maintenance to remove plaque and tartar buildup, or even Ozone Therapy, medications, and regular dental cleanings.

The Benefits for Our Patients

With dental lasers, we can target areas of your gums with precision to prevent damage to any healthy structures. This precision means we don’t need scalpels or sutures either, so the treated area heals much quicker. You also have a reduced risk of bleeding, infection, and swelling, and the procedure rarely needs anesthesia too. We can help you manage the issue and protect your smile from major complications, so you can enjoy better oral health and a full smile for years to come!

If you have any questions about laser dentistry and treatment for periodontal disease, then contact our team today to learn more.

Do You Have Questions About Treating Periodontal Disease?

We want to help you enjoy strong and healthy smiles using advanced technology. If you would like to find out more about how we manage the disease and keep your smile healthy and whole, then please call Dr. Kania’s laser periodontal office in Encinitas/San Diego, CA, at (760) 642-0711.