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Laser Therapy

Periodontics & Dental Implants located in Baton Rouge, LA

Laser Therapy services offered in Baton Rouge, LA

If you have gum disease, tooth decay, or other oral health issues, the expert periodontists at Baton Rouge Perio in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, are here to help. Kenneth Markle, DDS, and his skilled staff offer advanced laser therapy to improve the health of your gums, teeth, and smile. Call the office to learn more about your options, or request an appointment online today.

What is laser therapy?

Laser therapy at Baton Rouge Perio uses cutting-edge laser energy to remove diseased gum tissues, recontour your gums, or complete other oral surgeries without excisions, pain, or extensive downtime. The Baton Rouge Perio experts specialize in gum disease treatments and dental implants and have many years of experience. 

What are the benefits of laser therapy?

The benefits you can expect by choosing laser therapy at Baton Rouge Perio include:

  • Reduced gum disease
  • Healthier gums, teeth, and smile
  • Little to no downtime
  • No discomfort
  • Highly effective results
  • No postoperative discomfort
  • Low risk of complications
  • Minimal to no bleeding
  • Enhanced gum tissue regeneration
  • Bone regeneration 
  • Dental implant restoration 

Laser therapy reduces or eliminates the need for cutting, invasive surgery, and extensive downtime.

Which laser therapy treatments are available?

Some of the laser therapy options available at Baton Rouge Perio include:

Laser-assisted new attachment procedure (LANAP®)

LANAP treatments use a laser to remove diseased tissues and stimulate your body’s natural ability to heal itself and regenerate new gum tissue. 

Laser-assisted perio-implant procedure (LAPIP®)

During LAPIP procedures, the laser can treat failing dental implants. The laser creates an environment better suited for regenerating tissues around teeth lost due to periodontal disease (gum disease). It regenerates ligaments, cementum, gum tissues, and bone.

Crown lengthening

Crown lengthening uses a laser to remove excess gum tissue, increase the length of exposed teeth, and improve the appearance of your gumline. 

What happens after LANAP and LAPIP laser therapy?

After you undergo laser therapy, it’s important to follow your Baton Rouge Perio provider’s instructions to ensure proper healing. 

They may recommend you use antimicrobial rinses or antibiotic medicines to reduce the risk of infection. You can expect little to no discomfort following laser treatment, but you might take over-the-counter pain-reducing medicines or rinse your mouth with warm salt water as directed. 

Avoid brushing, flossing, or placing pressure on the treatment area until given the OK. Begin following a liquid diet, followed by a soft food diet, during the healing process. Avoid crunchy, hard, and spicy foods until your mouth heals, and drink plenty of fluids.

You might notice tissue changes, slight swelling, mild bleeding, tenderness, tooth sensitivity, or a medicinal taste temporarily after laser therapy.

Call the Baton Rouge Perio office if you have concerns or questions while healing from laser therapy, and attend follow-up visits as needed.

To take advantage of laser therapy at Baton Rouge Perio, schedule an appointment by phone or request one online today.

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