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South Coast Dental | Laser Periodontal Therapy in National City


202 Mile of Cars Way 
National City CA 91950
Phone:  (619) 477-1970


Dr. Lilia Larin  Dr. Ricardo Peralta Dr. Aldo Peralta

Laser Periodontal Therapy

What is Laser Periodontal Therapy?

Laser periodontal therapy is a conservative, non-surgical treatment for treating your periodontal disease.  Periodontal Disease (Gum Disease) is an infection of your bone and the supporting structures of your teeth.  Most healthy people have pockets around their teeth that measure 3mm or less, which they are able to maintain with proper home care.  However, once these pockets become 4mm or deeper, it becomes extremely difficult to clean and maintain them.  As a result, colonies of bacteria thrive at the base of these pockets causing chronic gum inflammation and infection, which can contribute to eventual bone and tooth loss if left untreated.

After your teeth have undergone a treatment called Scaling & Root Planning (Deep Cleaning) to remove the tartar and periodontal bacteria, we flush out the pockets with antimicrobial solutions and then utilize the dental laser to selectively remove any diseased or infected tissue lining the pockets surrounding your teeth.  Often times, the dental laser can help regain loss of attachment and shrink up the periodontal pockets to normal and maintainable depths.

Laser Periodontal Therapy is a specialized type of gum treatment that is usually performed to help heal and shrink the periodontal pockets.  In addition to removing the infected and diseased tissue, lasers are used to seal blood vessels and nerve endings, thus reducing bleeding and postoperative pain and swelling after treatment.

National City Dentist | Laser Periodontal Therapy. Lilia Larin is a National City Dentist.