Gum disease is hardly a new problem, but it is a potentially serious one that still affects many people. As bacteria gather on teeth, you become vulnerable to the infection of your periodontal tissues. The fist stage of an infection, gingivitis, can be addressed through better oral care, and through a special preventive procedure known as a scaling and root planing. Unfortunately, when the problem grows more serious, managing it can become difficult. By removing bacteria and damaged tissues, your Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontist can help you recover from your condition. We make this experience more precise and patient-friendly by using lasers when treating your gum tissues. Lasers offer greater accuracy than a treatment using a scalpel, and they can help people recover from care more quickly.
The Importance Of Addressing Periodontal Bacteria
If periodontal bacteria are not addressed, they can create serious problems for your oral health in the long term. Gum disease is frequently the cause when a person experiences tooth loss as an adult. When periodontal disease is not addressed properly, attachment loss can leave teeth unstable, making it necessary to extract them. If your problem is already too serious for a scaling and root planing to provide a full recovery, laser treatment can help you recover and avoid the long-term difficulties created by periodontal disease.
How Lasers Lead To Easier, Faster Recovery From Treatment
During a laser treatment, your periodontist carefully removes infected tissues from your gums to destroy bacteria, and encourage the growth of tissues that are free of infection. By using lasers for this process, it becomes possible to provide greater accuracy during treatment, and spare healthy tissues. Lasers also limit any bleeding, and make it possible for you to enjoy a faster recovery. Our practice can offer treatment with the LANAP protocol, or with the Erbium WaterLase laser.
Finding The Right Approach To Restoring Your Periodontal Health
Our practice approaches periodontal care with the goal of providing effective and patient-friendly solutions. In addition to using laser treatments for periodontal disease, we can provide PRP therapy to help stimulate the recovery of healthy tissues; ozone therapy to directly fight bacteria, and preventive measures to stop accumulating bacteria from harming your smile. We can even send our patients home with Perio Protect, which gives them an effective means of fighting bacteria between appointments.
Talk To Dr. Kania About Laser Treatment For Gum Disease!
At our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice, patients who are struggling with periodontal disease can benefit from a modern laser treatment to remove bacteria and damaged tissues. This is one of many solutions available at our practice for people who struggle with gum disease. To seek Dr. Kania’s expertise, please contact her office today by calling (760) 642-0711.