St. Tammany Periodontics & Implants
Periodontists located in Covington, LA & Slidell, LA
Laser therapy is an innovative dentistry technique because of its non-invasive approach and efficiency. At St. Tammany Periodontics & Implants in Covington and Slidell, Louisiana, Caesar Sweidan, DDS, Laura Smith, DDS, and the team use this cutting-edge therapy for several procedures. To schedule an appointment or to learn more, call the practice or request an appointment online today.
Laser Therapy Q & A
What is laser therapy?
Laser therapy is a cutting-edge dental technology that makes dental procedures more efficient than ever before.
It offers a noninvasive approach to target a variety of dental issues, using light energy through laser tools to alter, shape, remove, and restore the soft tissues of your gums and the hard tissues of your teeth.
What can laser therapy address?
Laser therapy can be used for dental issues, such as:
Lasers are advantageous for finding cavities, even in the early stages of development. They provide easier detection than an X-ray or what the naked eye can see.
Typically, one of the least-liked steps in getting a filling involves the use of the drill. With lasers, the dental team can remove the decay from your tooth without a drill. It’s also relatively painless.
Removing gum disease and contouring your gums
Laser therapy can remove bacteria from your gums. In addition, it can reshape your gums, carefully removing excess pieces of tissue to reveal more of your teeth if you have a gummy smile. It can also be used for crown lengthening to ensure that your crown fits tightly over your tooth.
Getting a biopsy
A laser tool can remove a small piece of tissue needed for examination.
Removing soft tissue folds
If you have ill-fitting dentures that cause soft tissue folds in your gums, the laser can remove the excess without causing discomfort or needing sutures.
Laser therapy can treat many issues. During your consultation and exam at St. Tammany Periodontics & Implants, you can learn how it can help you.
What are the benefits of laser therapy?
Laser therapy offers many advantages, including:
- Cauterizes your tissues as it works
- Seals off your nerve endings
- Promotes blood clotting
- Eliminates the need for stitches
- Doesn’t require anesthesia
- Reduces your healing time
- Promotes tissue regeneration
The laser tools can also be sterilized during your therapy, leaving less risk of bacterial infection.
Is laser therapy safe?
During your treatment, your dentist gives you a pair of sunglasses to wear to keep your eyes
protected from the laser energy. The laser therapy performed in your mouth is safe and mostly well-tolerated.
After your treatment, be sure to practice healthy oral hygiene habits to prevent infection and to maintain good oral health.
To learn more about laser therapy, call the practice and speak with a friendly team member or book an appointment online today.