Using Lasers To Fight Advanced Gum Disease

When you brush and floss, you can protect yourself against periodontal problems, and you can even fight the bacteria that are responsible for gingivitis. However, it is more difficult for you to effectively fight problems with your gums when you struggle with periodontal disease. When an advanced infection becomes a concern, the support of a professional can be valuable. At our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice, we can help you understand your condition better, and we can provide advanced treatment to control it. One way we fight infection is through laser periodontal treatment, services that use laser technology to more conservatively tend to your gums.

How Laser Tools Impact Periodontal Treatment

Laser tools make treatments for periodontal disease more conservative and careful while still delivering exciting improvements. They are able to do this because they work with more precision than scalpels and other manual tools, and because they can limit bleeding. With lasers, we can fight bacteria and remove diseased tissues, both of which can help you recover from problems and avoid complications. We should note that in addition to fighting active infections with laser tools, we can also perform both jawbone and gum grafting procedures with them.

Arranging Your Procedure To Fight Problems With Advanced Gum Disease

A periodontal laser treatment will tend to an area where poor periodontal health has affected you. Bacteria that are moving below your gum line, and tissues that have become infected, are carefully removed. The removal process minimizes changes to healthy tissues, and the laser can actually minimize bleeding and excess tissue damage. We can even move forward with your care without the need to suture areas where diseased gums were removed.

What Else Can Your Periodontist Do To Manage Periodontal Disease?

Through a diagnostic review of your gums, we can determine just how serious your condition is, which can tell us what kind of care to provide. If we catch problems in time, we can provide preventive care to stop gingivitis from progressing. For those who have periodontal disease but minimal problems, we may even be able to control the infection through supportive periodontal maintenance. If necessary, we do have options for treatment that include ozone therapy, which uses concentrated oxygen to fight infection, and PRP therapy, a treatment that helps encourage tissue growth.

Talk To Dr. Kania About Laser Treatment For Your Gum Disease

Through the services provided at our periodontal practice, we can help people take on potentially serious issues with their health. If you have questions regarding the role that lasers play in a procedure, or if you want to know more about how we can help with any other matter regarding your gums, pleaseĀ call Dr. Kania’s office in Encinitas/San Diego, CA, at (760) 642-0711.