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Gum Disease Laser Therapy

Baton Rouge Perio is proud to offer the latest technology available for periodontal therapy: laser treatment. Multiple procedures can be performed using the laser as an alternative to the traditional use of a scalpel.  There are numerous advantages to using laser therapy over more traditional surgery.


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.


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