Gum Disease Laser Therapy

Dr. LaSalle was the first periodontst in West St. Tammany to receive the LASER PERIODONTAL THERAPY LICENSE in 2008  and proudly offers this state of the art technology: laser treatment utilizing the Periolase MVP 7.   There are numerous advantages to using laser therapy as opposed to the traditional methods requiring a scalpel and sutures.

Benefits:

Comfort:

With laser treatment, there is reduced or no bleeding, minimized swelling, no charring, and no drill noise or vibration. The stress and anxiety often associated with dental work is therefore eliminated when you experience quick, effective, and essentially pain-free laser procedures. Also, postoperative sensitivity is greatly limited by laser dentistry, and recovery time is much quicker than with traditional methods. In fact, due to the less invasive nature of the laser technique, the mouth begins to heal immediately after work is completed!

Reduced Risk of Infection:

The laser’s high-energy light beam acts as a sterilizer on the area it is working, thereby reducing the risk of bacterial infections and relapses.

Uses:

Dr. LaSalle can perform a variety of procedures using laser technology, such as a frenectomy and osseous surgery. Dr. LaSalle is also able to use the Periolase MVP 7 laser as a way to regenerate healthy gums and remove diseased areas in a virtually painless way. This method encourages healthy gum to regenerate and attach to the teeth. There is a much lower chance of gum disease returning when laser therapy is used as opposed to traditional surgery.