Periodontist - Encinitas, CA
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Our office is constantly striving to provide each of our patients technologically advanced techniques and procedures. The LANAP procedure allows us to treat periodontal disease using laser technology instead of a scalpel or sutures as with traditional gum surgery. The LANAP laser gently removes the harmful bacteria that cause gum disease without harming the healthy tissue. LANAP encourages the regrowth of lost bone in the jaw, making it possible to save teeth that might have otherwise been lost. And, because no gum tissue is cut during the procedure, most patients experience little-to-no gum recession and are able to return to work the next day.
Dental implants have become the standard of care for the replacement of missing teeth. Dental implants look, feel, and function like your natural teeth, allowing you to eat and talk without being embarrassed or self-conscious. Implants are surgically placed in your jawbone where they then fuse with the surrounding bone, creating a sturdy and permanent restoration. If you are embarrassed by your dentures or bridge, call us today to schedule a consultation appointment.
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Recession of the gums is one of the most visible effects of moderate to severe periodontal disease. Recession can cause increased sensitivity as well as affect the aesthetics of your smile. Dr. Kania can correct this recession through periodontal gum grafting. Gum grafting augments the gumline to create a more natural and attractive smile, offering a solution to both the aesthetic and health concerns related to gum recession.
Dr. Kania also offers the minimally invasive alternative to traditional gum grafting, the Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST). This procedure does not require the use of a scalpel or sutures so recovery is typically faster and patients generally experience less pain.
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