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Baton Rouge Laser Dentistry - A New Era in Cosmetic Dentistry

While you may be familiar with laser treatments in the medical and cosmetic surgery fields, the use of laser treatments also occurs in the dental field. Does the sound of a traditional dental drill keep you from regular dental visits? Then laser dentistry may be just what you are looking for.

While not yet considered mainstream in many dental offices, the use of lasers to treat hard and soft tissue dental conditions is rapidly growing. When used, the focused light beams target diseased or damaged tissue, and in most cases, this minimally invasive procedure offers our patients many benefits over traditional dental treatment options.

What Is Laser Dentistry?

LASER stands for “light amplification by the stimulated emission of radiation.” The laser instruments used by dentists create a narrow and focused beam of light designed to react to specific tissue. Each laser instrument produces different wavelengths in order to target specific tissue. For example, soft tissue lasers target gum and soft tissue, such as the gums, while hard tissue lasers target hard tissue, such as teeth and bone.patient with open mouth receiving dental filling drying procedure.

When you come in for a laser dental treatment in Baton Rouge, you will find your appointment begins in a similar fashion to traditional dental treatments. You may receive local anesthesia or numbing, though at a much lower amount than required for traditional treatment. You will not experience the vibrations and discomfort you experience with traditional dental drills and, in most cases, you will experience little to no pain or discomfort. Laser treatments are often much quicker than traditional dental procedures and offer other additional benefits. 

 

Benefits Of Laser Dentistry

In addition to reducing or eliminating pain during dental procedures, laser dentistry offers a wide variety of benefits for patients. These can include:

  • No need for anesthesia with some procedures
  • Reduced risk of bacterial infections – the use of lasers sterilizes the area as it treats
  • Decreased need for sutures with some procedures
  • Minimal bleeding as the laser promotes blood clotting
  • Faster healing times
  • Less post-procedure pain and swelling
  • Less damage to the surrounding tissue – the focused light produced by lasers allows the dentist to focus on damaged tissue while leaving healthy tissue untouched
  • Reduced anxiety and increased comfort – for many people, the sound of a dental drill is enough to keep them from the dentist. Laser treatments are quiet and relatively pain-free, helping patients feel more comfortable and relaxed during treatment.
  • Reduced need for medications and antibiotics after treatment

Overall, laser procedures are more relaxed experiences.

Common Baton Rouge laser dental procedures at Elements Dental Spa include:teeth bleaching

  • Disinfection of teeth contaminated with oral bacteria.
  • Treatment of root canal infections
  • Removal of diseased tissue and sterilization of pockets to treat gum disease
  • Reshaping of gum and bone tissues for crown lengthening
  • Improvement in cold and canker sores
  • Cosmetic gum contouring
  • Exposing wisdom teeth that have not fully erupted
  • Photobiomodulation (Biostimulation) to decrease pain and inflammation and speed up the healing
  • Relief of facial pain and muscle soreness
  • Regenerating damaged nerves

At Elements Dental Spa – Baton Rouge Dentist & Aesthetics Spa, our doctors have the training and expertise to use laser dentistry in Baton Rouge for reduced chair time, speedy recovery, optimal outcomes, and happy patients. If you are interested in learning more about how laser dentistry can help you address your dental concerns, contact us today at 225-925-2118.