A Brief Look at Laser Periodontal Treatment

Preventing periodontal disease is fairly straight forward. For instance, because it develops from oral bacteria, preventing these bacteria from gathering and remaining on your gums can significantly reduce your risks of developing periodontal disease. However, cleanliness isn’t a full-proof guarantee against periodontal disease, and when it does develop, treating it may not always be as simple as removing harmful oral bacteria. For example, in addition to deep periodontal cleaning, your treatment might also include specialized maintenance, such as the laser-assisted new attachment procedure (LANAP). The use of advanced laser technology helps patients in Encinitas/San Diego more comfortably and successfully treat periodontal disease and manage its risks to their oral health.

The Goals of Periodontal Treatment

Periodontal disease progresses through several different stages. In its early stages, such as gingivitis, gum disease isn’t always obvious to patients. At its worst, though, it can be the driving cause behind extensive tissue inflammation, jawbone degradation, tooth loss, and more. At any stage, the goal of treating periodontal disease is to remove the oral bacteria that are causing it to stop the damage from growing worse. Then, your periodontal specialist can implement holistic methods to promote fast and successful healing of your gum tissues.

The Benefits of Laser Treatment

When preventing or treating your periodontal disease, the goal is also to minimize the amount of treatments you have to undergo to help your oral and periodontal health bounce back faster. That’s why so many patients benefit from LANAP. The use of a specially-calibrated laser allows for more precise procedures such as periodontal surgery to remove diseased tissues. The laser promotes faster healing by producing less trauma to your tissues, and helps eliminate bacteria more effectively than traditional surgery methods.

Learn How You Can Benefit from LANAP

Treating periodontal disease often involves multiple preventive techniques, including the use of advanced laser technology for better healing and more effective oral bacteria control. For more information on how lasers can improve your periodontal treatment, schedule a consultation with Dr. Kania by calling her periodontal office in Encinitas/San Diego, CA, at (760) 642-0711.