How does a periodontist treat gum disease? That depends on the stage of the disease; for example, early on a deep cleaning may address the problem. However, for more advanced cases the doctor may suggest employing advanced technology, such as dental lasers. There are a number of benefits of laser dentistry. With this technology you can enjoy a healthy smile once again.
Do I Need Treatment?
Gum disease affects millions of people in the United States, leading to uncomfortable symptoms and an elevated risk of tooth loss. If you encounter any of these common symptoms, then you may need treatment:
- Sore, bleeding gums
- Red gum tissue
- Gum recession
- Loose teeth
- Bad breath
If you have any questions about treatment then please contact our office today.
Benefits of Dental Lasers
- The procedure is accurate: The use of dental lasers allows the periodontist to target specific areas in the gingival tissue with greater accuracy. This means the procedures are more successful and often less invasive than other treatment options.
- The lasers may require less anesthesia during the treatment. This fact often makes people feel more comfortable about the procedure.
- The procedure can address various stages of gum disease:
- A lower risk of infection: The lasers instantly clot the area as the doctor performs the treatment. The results are a lower risk of infection and less bleeding following the procedure. The healing period is also quicker as a result of the dental lasers.
- Quiet: The technology allows for a quiet procedure especially compared to one involving a dental drill. To some this may seem like a minor benefit. To others, this makes a major difference.
ABOUT YOUR ENCINITAS/SAN DIEGO, CA, LASER PERIODONTIST:
As a board-certified periodontist, Dr. Ann M. Kania is specially qualified to diagnose and treat issues concerning periodontal tissue and the supportive structures of a patient’s smile, as well as place dental implants to restore teeth lost to dental disease or trauma. Dr. Kania also offers the Pinhole® Surgical Technique (PST) for minimally-invasive, scalpel-free gum grafting. To seek Dr. Kania’s expertise, contact her office today at (760) 642-0711.