What is Laser Dentistry?


In order to provide the highest quality dental care, your Encinitas periodontist, Dr. Ann Kania, believes in offering the latest in dental technology. Across America, more and more dental practices are realizing the benefits of laser dentistry. With dental lasers, Dr. Kania can provide unrivaled precision when treating a variety of serious dental issues.

Laser Dentist

Dental lasers use a concentrated beam of light calibrated specifically for use in dental procedures. Laser dentistry can be used in teeth whitening procedures, removing decay, and curing composite fillings. In some cases, a dental laser may be employed in the removal of decay and infected tissue when treating dental caries and gum disease. Your Encinitas periodontist uses dental lasers in gum contouring procedures, removing excess gum tissue, and providing cosmetic gum improvement. With the Periolase digital laser, Dr. Kania also provides oral surgery and the placement of dental implants.

The Benefits of Laser Dentistry

Dental lasers offer a host of benefits.  Lasers are very precise and minimally invasive. Lasers can often be used in place of drills, addressing tooth decay and periodontal disease. Laser procedures often do not require stitches,  providing a more comfortable post treatment experience.

The laser kills bacteria during treatment and reduces bleeding following a procedure. As a result, patients experience a reduction in infection and they often have a more comfortable post op experience. Finally, when used in gum disease and tooth decay treatment, dental lasers provide expert precision, preserving more of the patient’s natural tooth structure and gum tissue.

Gum Treatment and Dental Implants

Do you suffer from the loss of one or more teeth? Do you have periodontal disease? Do you have uneven gums or a smile afflicted with excess gum tissue? If so, our laser and periodontic treatment may be able to return your smile to full function and health. Your Encinitas periodontist will assess the cause and severity of your dental issues and recommend the most appropriate treatment. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Kania today.

About Dr. Kania: As a board-certified periodontist, Dr. Ann Kania is specially qualified to diagnose and treat issues concerning periodontal tissue and the supportive structures of a patient’s smile. To seek Dr. Kania’s expertise, contact us at (760) 642-0711, or visit our Encinitas periodontist’s office.