Treating Periodontal Disease with Lasers

Over the last few decades, the use of lasers has become an increasingly preferred method of treatment for a wide range of oral and periodontal procedures. This preference stems from several different factors, including the minimally invasive nature of laser treatment and the enhanced precision that lasers offer compared to more traditional treatment options. At our laser periodontal office, we can incorporate one or a combination of different laser technologies, each designed to optimize specific aspects of your personalized periodontal treatment and healthcare.

How Lasers Treat Gum Disease

Periodontal treatment is different for everyone because periodontal disease progresses through various stages, in highly personal ways. Factors such as your oral health preceding the disease, the time it’s been allowed to progress before you seek treatment, and more can determine what treatment or combination of treatments can most successfully address your condition. For example, in its earliest stages, known as gingivitis, treatment may involve little more than a periodontal cleaning procedure, or scaling and root planing. The procedure can remove the bacteria from your teeth roots so the gum tissues and periodontal ligaments surrounding them can heal and reattach to your teeth. However, in more severe cases, treating your periodontal disease could require more involved treatment and ongoing care.

The Benefits of Laser Treatment

For periodontal treatments that utilize advanced laser technology, the use of the laser helps improve the quality and results of your care in several different ways. For example, laser treatment can provide:

  • Greater comfort – Periodontal lasers utilize concentrated light technology that allows for highly precise incisions that can’t be matched by traditional scalpels and other surgical equipment. Enhanced precision not only improves the cosmetic results of your treatment, but also makes your treatment and healing significantly more comfortable.
  • Faster healing – Because the incisions made by a periodontal laser are more precise, healing after your treatment is a faster and more comfortable process. In many cases, there is no need for sutures following your procedure, and there is little or no bleeding during it. This also reduces your risks of developing an infection or other concerns during the healing process.

Make an appointment for laser perio treatment

With one or more advanced laser treatment options, we can make your periodontal treatment significantly more comfortable and conservative. To learn more, or to schedule your laser periodontal treatment, contact our laser periodontal office in Encinitas/San Diego, CA, by calling (760) 642-0711.