Gum Disease Treatment

Minimally Invasive Laser Gum Disease Treatment

Gum Disease Treatment in El Cajon, CA

Periodontics is the branch of dentistry concerned with the care and treatment of the tissues surrounding and supporting the teeth. Periodontists are specialists in cosmetic periodontal procedures, dental implant placement and periodontal (gum) disease treatment. Mild to moderate gum disease, called gingivitis, is treated by general dentists. The more severe form is called periodontitis, which is treated by specialists.

Offers a wide range of advanced periodontal care, like scaling and root planing (in which the infected surface of the root is cleaned) or root surface debridement (in which damaged tissue is removed).

Dr. Takai is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology. He was certified after passing a comprehensive and rigorous examination process covering all phases of gum disease and its treatment, including dental implants. Because periodontics is an ever changing field, Dr. Takai takes continuing education classes every year to stay on top of his field. In addition to being board-certified in periodontics he also specializes in laser periodontal therapy.

Laser Periodontal Therapy (LANAP)

A comfortable, fast and effective alternative to surgery

The Laser-Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP) is FDA approved for treating gum disease because it’s safe and effective. With cutting-edge LANAP there’s much less discomfort during and after the procedure because there is no cutting, packing or suturing required. And it removes diseased tissue without harming healthy tissue.

The LANAP procedure is safe and effective in treating gum disease.

Complimentary Laser Gum Treatment Consultation

We will perform an oral examination to look for signs of gum disease. You’ll get an opportunity to discuss concerns, have treatment options explained and get any questions answered. Plus you’ll get to see what Laser Periodontal Therapy is and how it works.

Minimally Invasive Gum Grafting for receded gums

Exposed tooth roots are the result of gum recession. Gum recession and the accompanying bone loss are the #1 cause of tooth loss in the US. We performs gum graft surgery to cover roots or develop gum tissue.

During gum graft surgery, we takes gum tissue from your palate or that of another donor source to cover the exposed root. This can reduce continuing bone loss and recession. Sometimes we can cover exposed roots to protect them from decay. This may reduce tooth sensitivity and improve esthetics of your smile.

Top: Before gum grafting. Bottom: After gum grafting.
Gummy Smile Correction

When your teeth appear short your smile looks “gummy”. This is most likely not because your teeth are really too short, but they’re covered with too much gum tissue. To fix this this, we performs a crown lengthening procedure in which excess gum and bone tissue is reshaped to expose more of your natural teeth. This advanced procedure can be performed on a single tooth to even your gum line – or on many teeth to reveal a natural-looking smile.

This “gummy smile” was corrected by removing excess gum tissue, leaving more of the tooth showing.
About Gum Disease

What is gum disease?

Gum disease, the #1 cause of adult tooth loss in the US, is the inflammation of the soft tissue, accompanied by abnormal loss of bone that holds your teeth in place. It’s caused by toxins from bacteria in plaque that accumulate along your gum line.

An early symptom of gum disease is a painless bleeding of the gums. Pain is a symptom of more advanced gum disease as the loss of bone around the teeth leads to gum pocket formation.

Also, the space between the teeth and gums eventually becomes bigger. The bacteria then become more aggressive as the space the bacteria are within deepen, causing further bone destruction and the loss of otherwise healthy teeth.

Revolutionizing Oral Health with Advanced Laser Technology

At Ranch San Diego Dental, we understand the impact of gum disease on both your oral health and overall wellbeing. That's why we're dedicated to providing state-of-the-art treatments to combat this pervasive issue. We are proud to offer a range of innovative services, including Minimally Invasive Laser Gum Disease Treatment, Laser Periodontal Therapy, and comprehensive solutions for those suffering from receding gums.