Providing excellent care, quality service, and high value is very important to us at South County Periodontics and Implant Dentistry, a leading dental implant surgery center. Our doctors are Board Certified Specialists and Clinical Professors within schools of dentistry, including Loma Linda University and USC. We are one of the few dental implant specialists of Orange County with two diplomates of the American Board of Periodontology. Our friendly and professional staff will give you expert care while making you feel right at home. We invite you to visit and experience for yourself why even dentists suggest our office to their family and friends!… read more about Implant dentist & staff >>
Periodontal disease, commonly known as gum disease, is a prevalent oral health issue affecting millions of people worldwide. It’s a chronic bacterial infection that causes inflammation of the gums and damages the soft tissues and bone supporting the teeth. The traditional treatment for periodontal disease involves scaling and root planing, a procedure that involves scraping off plaque and tartar from the teeth and root surfaces. However, in recent years, a new technology called laser periodontal therapy has emerged as an alternative treatment option for periodontal disease.
Laser periodontal therapy is a minimally invasive procedure that uses a special laser to remove infected tissue and bacteria from the gums. The laser energy is absorbed by the pigmented bacteria, which causes them to die off. This procedure has several advantages over traditional treatment methods, including faster healing times, reduced pain and discomfort, and minimal bleeding.
One of the most significant benefits of laser periodontal therapy is its ability to selectively target and remove infected tissue and bacteria while leaving healthy tissue intact. This precision ensures that the treatment is effective and that healthy tissues are not damaged during the procedure. The laser energy also helps to stimulate the growth of new tissue and promote faster healing, reducing the recovery time.
Laser periodontal therapy is also less invasive than traditional treatment methods, reducing the discomfort associated with the procedure. Since the laser is less invasive, there is less bleeding and swelling, which further contributes to a quicker recovery. Patients can resume their normal activities shortly after the procedure without experiencing any significant discomfort or pain.
The use of lasers in periodontal therapy also helps to reduce the risk of infection. The laser energy kills the bacteria responsible for causing periodontal disease, reducing the chances of a recurrence. Additionally, the laser energy helps to seal the gums, preventing bacteria from entering the bloodstream, which can cause infections in other parts of the body.
Laser periodontal therapy is also a more convenient treatment option for patients. Traditional treatment methods may require multiple visits to the dentist to complete, whereas laser therapy can be completed in a single visit. This saves time and reduces the inconvenience of having to schedule multiple appointments.
In conclusion, laser periodontal therapy is a safe and effective alternative treatment option for periodontal disease. It offers several advantages over traditional treatment methods, including faster healing times, reduced discomfort, and minimal bleeding. Laser therapy is also less invasive and more convenient, making it an excellent option for patients who want to avoid the inconvenience associated with traditional treatment methods. If you’re experiencing symptoms of periodontal disease, talk to your dentist about whether laser therapy is a suitable treatment option for you.
Do you suffer from red, swollen and tender gums that occasionally bleed when brushed or flossed? Has your dentist told you that you are suffering from moderate to severe periodontal disease? Were you told you had “pockets” that were 4 mm or more between your teeth? Did your dentist refer you to a periodontal specialist? If you answered yes to any of the questions above, we have a treatment option in our practice that you may be very interested in knowing more about… Read more about this >>
If you’re struggling with a smile that has missing or damaged teeth, you now have the option to get beautiful new teeth in just ONE day!
Don’t wait months for dental implants or other slower tooth replacement technology to finally get teeth that feel stable and look great. The implant process can often take three to six long months to complete and can sometimes cause some discomfort and embarrassment with an unfinished smile or temporary removable appliance like a denture. Here at our office, however, we’re excited to offer an incredible new process called Same Day Implants! We have decades of experience and thousands of happy patients… read more about Teeth in a Day >>
Periodontal (gum) disease is a serious condition that should be addressed in order to maintain healthy gums and, consequently, a healthy body. This disease is a bacterial infection that erodes gums and the bone structure that supports and holds the teeth. In addition to the loss of teeth, untreated periodontal disease can increase the risk for other health problems, like diabetes, heart attack, and stroke. Our doctors are board certified specialists and experts at treating periodontal disease… read more about Non-surgical periodontal therapy >>
See some of the amazing transformations we create for our patients every day! We create smiles at our office every day…read more about Before and After Gallery >>
South County Periodontics & Implant Dentistry
26302 La Paz Rd Suite 207 •
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Phone: 949-830-1322 • Fax: 949-830-1383
Implant Dentist Dr. Caplanis your Mission Viejo Periodontist and Orange County Periodontist provides a full range of dental implant & periodontal services including dental implants,
twilight sedation &
periodontal disease treatment to Southern California and South County, Orange County
including the communities of Newport Beach, Irvine, San Juan Capistrano, San Clemente, Mission Viejo, & Orange County CA.
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