Affinity Dental of La Mesa Offers Laser Therapy!

It is widely accepted in the healthcare field that there is a direct connection between oral health and overall health. In order to promote and preserve your overall well-being it is incredibly important that you develop good dental hygiene practices. At Affinity Dental of La Mesa, we are here to be your partner in both your oral and overall health. We show our patients how to achieve and maintain a healthy mouth and offer the latest in dental technology, including laser therapy. Come to Affinity Dental to find a comfortable, family-friendly environment where foundational dental care and your overall health is our top priority.

At Affinity Dental, we believe in guiding our patients towards the latest and best in dental hygiene practices. Regular brushing, flossing, and dental care visits are critical for eliminating the bacteria that cause oral disease and the additional health complications that may result from these oral pathogens. Dental plaque is a sticky film of bacteria that constantly forms on and around your teeth. It accumulates in pockets in the gums that surround the teeth and if allowed to build up (grow in population) many oral and overall health problems can occur. 

Gum disease, also known as periodontitis, can result when this bacteria multiplies in the pockets between the teeth and gums. In the early stages, called gingivitis, gums become red, swollen, and inflamed, and may bleed easily. This early stage is often relatively painless, and commonly goes unnoticed. However, if left untreated, gingivitis will advance into gum disease (periodontitis). Periodontitis occurs when the gums begin to pull away from the teeth, forming deepened spaces or pockets where more plaque collects, and bacteria multiplies. If not removed, this bacteria will eventually cause the bone around your teeth to degenerate and be destroyed, leading to the loss of the bone that supports the teeth. This bone cannot be regenerated or replaced — when it’s gone, it’s gone. If the bacteria is not constantly destroyed, the destruction of the bone around your teeth will continue to advance and you will lose some teeth.

Recent scientific research shows that the oral pathogens that cause periodontitis may also be linked to a host of additional health problems. These include cardiovascular disease, rheumatoid arthritis, and diabetes. If these oral pathogens are allowed to proliferate in the mouth they can seep into the bloodstream and cause problems in other parts of the body. At Affinity Dental, we believe it is imperative that we do all we can to reasonably reduce or eliminate these pathogens. While good personal oral hygiene practices are critical, they are often not enough. Affinity Dental is committed to providing our patients with the newest dental technology and treatment advances in order to reduce this oral bacteria.

The latest technology we offer at Affinity Dental is laser treatment/therapy. The lasers we use are highly effective, non-invasive, painless and when focused into the pockets that surround the teeth, these lasers effectively destroy the bacteria and decontaminate the entire area. The entire laser process normally only takes about 5-10 minutes. 

At Affinity Dental of La Mesa, we are here to be partners in your oral and overall health. We will guide you towards the best dental hygiene practices, and provide you with the latest in dental technology, including laser therapy, in order to eliminate bad oral bacteria, and help you achieve and maintain a healthy mouth. Affinity Dental is La Mesa’s choice for dental care because we treat our patients like family, with empathy, respect, and honesty. Call 619-697-2800 or visit to learn more about Affinity Dental and the dentistry services we offer. Click here to book an appointment with Affinity Dental of La Mesa today!