Laser Gum Disease Treatment
Our practice has two experienced hygienists that provide thorough yet gentle teeth cleanings. In addition to maintenance cleanings, we also provide deep cleanings for the elimination of gum disease.
Our periodontist (gum disease specialist), Dr. Ruprecht, provides expert treatment for all stages of gum disease. We utilize the latest technologies, including state-of-the-art laser surgery, to provide the most effective and comfortable treatment.
Experienced Gum Disease Specialist
Dr. Rupecht, Periodontist, is a specialist who has completed several years of post-doctoral training in gum disease, dental implants and the treatment of gum and bone tissue.
She is a graduate from the University of Southern California (USC). She obtained her Bachelor degree in Dental Hygiene 1988, Doctorate in Dentistry 1995 and Specialty in Advanced Periodontics 1999. Dr. Ruprecht has been in private practice in South Orange County since 2000. Aside from Dentistry, the heart of her life is her faith and involvement in her church with her husband and family, teaching at USC and her involvement in dental mission work. Dr. Ruprecht also enjoys training for triathalons, marathons and endurance sports..
Dr. Ruprecht has kept up-to-date with the latest developments and technologies in her field, including laser treatment.
State-of-the-Art, High-Tech Gum Disease Treatment
Dr. Ruprecht and our hygienists use the latest technology in gum disease treatment, including lasers and ultrasonic scalers.
Ultrasonic scalers use high-frequency vibrations to remove the hardened plaque that harbors the bacteria that cause gum disease. These vibrations not only remove plaque, the shockwaves produced by the ultrasonic frequency also shatter the cell membranes of the bacteria, effectively killing them. Treatment with ultrasonic scalers is more comfortable than traditional cleaning with hand scalers, and it is also gentler on the surfaces of the teeth.
When necessary, Dr. Ruprecht uses a dental laser to gently remove diseased tissue. Use of the laser allows healthy tissue to grow back and form a strong seal around the teeth that prevents new bacteria from being able to lodge. Laser treatment often eliminates the need for traditional gum surgery.
Repairing the Damage Gum Disease Has Caused
As a periodontist, Dr. Ruprecht is also highly trained and experienced in repairing the damage that gum disease has caused. Small areas of lost tissue can often be regenerated naturally through laser treatment. Dr. Ruprecht rebuilds larger areas of lost bone through expert bone grafting.
In case of gum recession, Dr. Ruprecht can often restore coverage of the tooth roots through a fast, minimally invasive procedure that doesn’t use any grafts or sutures. Dr. Ruprecht also performs expert traditional gum grafting to restore extensive gum recession.
To make an appointment, call 949-288-2690 or click here to request an appointment online.