Gum Disease!

Laser Dentistry in Oceanside, CA

Laser Dentistry, Beachside Dental in Oceanside, CAIt begins with Inflammation or gingivitis due to the bacterial accumulation around your teeth and gums, if left untreated it can advance to periodontal disease. Toxins produced by the bacteria, begin to break down bone and surrounding connective tissue which can now lead to tooth mobility and even tooth loss. If your gums feel tender, swollen, or bleed easily, these may be the early signs of gum disease. Untreated periodontal disease has also been linked to heart disease and other serious health conditions. Advanced cases used to require surgery to correct, and while more times than not surgery is still the best option, we can now treat some periodontal conditions with the laser first. Lasers are now more commonly used in dentistry. They are a valuable tool to the Dentist and Hygienist when working on the soft tissue or gums.

Dr. Saiki and his hygienist use a DEKA CO2 dental laser. One of the most advanced dental lasers used today; The DEKA CO2 can provide other options to traditional periodontal procedures as well as better manage soft tissue problems encountered in even simple restorative cases. What this means to the patients are even more comfortable and far less invasive experiences in the chair.

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