Have you struggled with red or swollen gums, seen that your gums bleed when brushing, or suffered from tooth loss? Periodontal disease and periodontitis affect millions of adults every year, but a fear that recovery will require surgery or pain leaves many out of the dental chair.
At Scripps Rock Dental, we’re putting minds at ease by introducing state-of-the-art Laser-Assisted Periodontal Therapy (LAPT), a minimally invasive form of periodontal treatment to solve moderate to severe forms of gum disease.
Laser therapy is a gentle solution that provides the following non-surgical advantages:
- Higher accuracy and precision, resulting in shorter treatment times and faster recovery
- Little to no discomfort, so patients may not need sedation or anesthetic medication
- Non-surgical, to preserve more of the surrounding healthy gums and tissue
- Sterilizes and seals periodontal pockets to hinder chances for reinfection
DO I HAVE GUM DISEASE?
Every day, our teeth accumulate a sticky bacterial residue from all of the foods and drinks we consume. Over time, however, simple brushing and flossing may not be enough to fend off bacteria that becomes trapped below the gum line.
As a result, you may recognize symptoms of inflammation: red, swollen gums that bleed when brushed, or gums that are sensitive to the touch. Professional care by your family dentist is highly recommended to prevent symptoms of gum disease, also known as gingivitis, from advancing to periodontitis.
WHY IS LASER-ASSISTED PERIODONTAL THERAPY NECESSARY?
If you have periodontitis, your teeth have a layer of tartar and hardened dental plaque on the surface and the lower roots of your teeth may be infected. Treating this advanced gum disease can require incisions in the gum tissue to access the tooth roots for a thorough cleaning and to reduce bacteria buildup. This process can cause discomfort, require numerous appointments, and take time to heal.
With LAPT, there is little to no pain involved, as a tiny laser fiber is placed between your gum and the tooth, using extreme precision to gently remove diseased tissue and destroy pathogenic bacteria without harming your teeth and gums.
BENEFITS OF LASER-ASSISTED PERIODONTAL THERAPY
In addition to its ability to treat a wide variety of dental issues, from cavities and root canals to extreme decay removal and total smile reconstruction, LAPT also:
- Eliminates drilling and scraping and all the discomfort that goes along with it
- Is highly effective
- Reduces swelling and bleeding
- Boasts complete accuracy and precision so that surrounding tissue is not affected
- Eliminates the need for needles and/or anesthesia!
- Keeps your healthy tooth structure intact
HOW MANY LASER THERAPY TREATMENTS WILL I NEED?
Many factors affect the number of visits that you may require, from the severity your periodontal disease to whether or not you have an existing medical condition.
A NEW TYPE OF DENTISTRY IN SAN DIEGO
At Scripps Rock Dental, we are thrilled to offer laser dentistry, as it removes not only discomfort, but fear of dentist visits. When your dental care is efficient, successful, and comfortable, it creates a lasting positive experience. With laser therapy, we can restore not only your health, but your smile. What can be better than that?
We invite you to call us at 858-530-0300 for more information about laser periodontal therapy in San Diego, California, and schedule your appointment with our experienced dentists.