When periodontal disease forms, the tissue damage that results can have serious consequences for your smile. Bacteria can cause worrying attachment loss that leaves you vulnerable to the loss of teeth. This damage can also make it harder to recover from an infection. At our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice, we are able to help patients who are already experiencing these difficulties. Platelet rich therapy uses platelet rich plasma to encourage the healthy growth of tissues. Because this service relies on natural growth factors that our bodies rely on, it serves as a holistic approach to care. To help fight bacteria accumulation and stimulate growth, we can also use lasers to carefully remove harmful microbes and infected tissues.
Tissue Damage From Periodontal Disease Can Lead To Tooth Loss
While gingivitis can lead to problems like bleeding gums, swelling, and discoloration, the damage from a more advanced infection, periodontal disease, causes more alarming tissue damage. Over time, an untreated infection will lead to the destruction of tissues that are responsible for supporting your teeth. This is why people who struggle with gum disease face greater risks for tooth loss, and may ultimately require prosthetic dental work to regain a full smile.
Encouraging Healthy Tissue Growth With Platelet Rich Therapy
Platelet rich therapy relies on platelet rich plasma to stimulate tissue growth in a natural way. In other medical fields, this type of plasma can be effective at encouraging the repair and recovery of muscles, tendons, and ligaments. For those affected by periodontal disease, we can rely on it to help your gums regrow and recover from infection. Platelet rich fibrin therapy can aid in your recovery, and it can be used to support the health of your jawbone after a dental implant is placed.
Laser Treatments Carefully Remove Infected Tissues And Encourage New Growth
LANAP treatments are often effective at treating patients who have had a difficult time recovering from a periodontal infection. Lasers are more accurate and precise when manipulating tissues than manual tools, and they remove the need for sutures to aid in your recovery. In the course of your procedure, infected tissues and unwelcome microbes are removed, which leads to the growth of gum tissues that are not infected.
Dr. Kania Can Help You Recover From Damage Done By Periodontal Disease
Our periodontal practice is prepared to help patients who have already experienced tissue damage from periodontal disease. With the right treatment approach, we can help you recover from the effects of your infection and avoid further complications from damage to your periodontal tissues. If you wish to learn more, or if you are ready to set up an appointment, please call Dr. Kania’s periodontal office in Encinitas/San Diego, CA, at (760) 642-0711.