Laser Periodontal Therapy

 At Beach Cities Dentistry in Manhattan Beach, CA, we are constantly embracing advancements in dental technology to provide our patients with the most effective and comfortable treatments. One of these notable breakthroughs is the introduction of dental lasers, which have transformed the oral health profession to support patient comfort and convenience in the dentist’s chair. 

Our practice is proud to offer laser periodontal therapy to our patients, confident that this state-of-the-art method will enhance the patient experience as we protect and preserve periodontal health. Read below to learn more!

The Importance Of Periodontal Health

Periodontal health is the cornerstone of a healthy mouth, focusing on the support structures of your teeth—including the gums, bone, and periodontal ligament. Maintaining the health of these vital components not only preserves the stability and function of your teeth, but also safeguards your overall well-being. 

Research has revealed a strong link between poor periodontal health and various systemic conditions—such as heart disease, diabetes, and stroke. Therefore, prioritizing your periodontal health serves as an investment in your long-term health and well-being.

Signs Of Poor Periodontal Health

Early intervention is crucial for preventing the progression of periodontal problems. Signs of declining periodontal health include inflammation, bleeding, and swelling of the gums. These symptoms may indicate the presence of periodontal disease, a widespread and potentially severe oral health problem affecting millions of people around the world.

Symptoms Of Periodontal Disease

Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, is a chronic inflammatory condition that affects the supporting structures of the teeth. It is caused by the accumulation of dental plaque, a sticky film of bacteria that forms on the teeth. When not removed through proper oral hygiene, plaque can harden into tartar and cause inflammation and infection in the periodontal tissues. Periodontal disease is a progressive condition that manifests in distinct stages.

  • The initial stage, gingivitis, is characterized by red, swollen, and bleeding gums. 
  • If left untreated, gingivitis can advance to periodontitis, where the gums begin to recede from the teeth, forming infected pockets. Symptoms of periodontitis include persistent bad breath, loose teeth, and noticeable gum recession. 
  • In its most severe stage, advanced periodontitis, the infection can cause irreparable damage to the supporting structures of the teeth, resulting in tooth loss and other serious complications.

Periodontal Therapy With Dental Lasers

If you are experiencing symptoms of periodontal disease, we encourage you to visit our office for an evaluation to determine an appropriate treatment plan. We offer a range of laser-based treatments tailored to the specific condition of your gums and the stage of disease; whether you are dealing with early-stage gingivitis, advanced periodontitis, or anything in between, our team is here to help.

Utilizing dental lasers for periodontal therapy offers a multitude of benefits over traditional treatment methods, including the following:

  • Enhanced comfort: Laser periodontal therapy is less invasive than traditional treatments, which often involve cutting and suturing. As a result, patients typically experience less discomfort during and after the procedure.
  • Faster healing: The precision of dental lasers allows for minimal damage to surrounding tissues, which in turn promotes faster healing and recovery times.
  • Reduced bleeding and swelling: Dental lasers are known for their ability to minimize bleeding and swelling, making the treatment process more comfortable and reducing the need for post-operative pain medications.
  • Preservation of healthy tissue: The pinpoint accuracy of dental lasers allows for the removal of infected tissue and bacteria without harming the surrounding healthy tissue, helping to preserve more of your natural gum and tooth structures.
  • Decreased risk of infection: The sterilizing effect of the laser reduces the risk of infection during and after the procedure, promoting a smoother recovery.

At Beach Cities Dentistry, our compassionate team is committed to safeguarding your overall health and well-being. Our mission is to identify signs of poor periodontal health early and deliver prompt, effective treatment to protect your oral and systemic health. By offering laser periodontal therapy, we can provide a more comfortable, efficient, and stress-free treatment experience. Call our office today to schedule an appointment!

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