How We Reattach Healthy Tissues With Dental Lasers

encinitas lanap systemA dental laser can be used to treat a variety of oral health issues, and we use them to offer a comfortable and noninvasive treatment for periodontal disease. With the LANAP system in particular, your Encinitas/San Diego, CA, periodontist can help address receding gums and more severe cases of periodontal disease.

The LANAP System

LANAP stands for laser-assisted new attachment procedure. The procedure is designed to help treat periodontal disease and make it manageable with preventive visits every three to four months for a cleaning or supportive periodontal maintenance (SPT). Essentially, in the more advanced stages of gum disease the tissues have become diseased and pull away from the teeth, creating pockets for harmful disease-causing bacteria to enter. With the LANAP system, we can remove the diseased tissues with precision and accuracy, so we can reattach healthy ones to the teeth. This corrects receded tissues and also brings the disease to a more manageable state, so you avoid worsening recession and adult tooth loss.

The Warning Signs of Poor Periodontal Health

You may be referred to us by your general dentist, or you could call us up when you notice any changes to your gum tissues. Redness, soreness, bleeding, and recession are all signs of trouble, and once they occur you need to let us know right away. Once periodontitis develops, the last stage of the disease, the risk of adult tooth loss is much higher. But our team can manage periodontal issues to keep your smile strong and whole. Using lasers instead of scalpels and sutures also means a number of benefits for our patients!

The Benefits of Laser Dentistry

The lasers can target areas with precision and prevent damage to healthy tissues. Since they essentially cauterize the treated area, there is no need or sutures, and the risk of swelling and bleeding is much lower too. There is little risk of infection and the area heals quickly, with most people returning to normal activities after a day of rest. The procedure is comfortable too, and you rarely need dental anesthesia at all. We can use lasers as part of multiple treatment options, including gum grafting. If you experience the warning signs of periodontal trouble, don’t ignore them, instead contact our team to schedule a visit. We want to help you maintain good oral health for years to come, so your smile stays whole, healthy, and beautiful.

If you have any questions, then contact our team today.

Talk To Your Encinitas/San Diego, CA Periodontist About Treating Gum Concerns

Our team knows how to help address even severe stages of gum disease. If you would like to learn more about preventing major complications, then call Dr. Kania’s office in Encinitas/San Diego, CA, at (760) 642-0711.