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Laser Dentistry

Hoping to avoid the scalpels and sutures of traditional gum disease treatments, or the drills that come with a filling?

Laser dentistry allows for faster, gentler care for many periodontal and dental procedures. 

Learn how Dr. John Starr in Columbus and Starkville, MS, can address various dental concerns with less invasive treatment.

What Is Laser Dentistry?

Laser dentistry is a form of dentistry that allows your periodontist to address concerns like cavities and gum disease without the use of drills or scalpels. This allows for a more comfortable dental experience, as well as a safer and faster procedure so you can get the care you need for optimal oral health.

Enjoy Gentle and Effective Treatment With Laser Dentistry

Thanks to advancements in dental technology, laser dentistry provides numerous benefits, such as:

Minimized Discomfort

Lasers allow for a more comfortable procedure with minimal pain. No scalpels or stitches are needed.

Faster Appointments

Because laser dentistry allows for quicker treatments, you will reduce your appointment time.

Faster Recovery

Laser dentistry is less invasive, so patients can expect to recover much quicker than they would with older treatment methods. 

Reduced Risks

During laser dentistry, the lasers allow your dentist to cut, sculpt, and cauterize, minimizing bleeding and the risk of infection. 

More Conservative

Lasers are more precise than scalpels, which means less healthy tissue is disturbed during treatment. 

Improved Oral Health

By addressing issues like tooth decay or gum disease, laser dentistry can restore your oral health and prevent the spread of decay and infection. 

Am I a Candidate for Laser Dentistry?

During your initial consultation at our Columbus or Starkville dental offices, Dr. John Starr will examine your mouth and discuss your history to determine if you are a good candidate for laser treatments. Laser dentistry is often great for patients who have dental anxiety, sensitive teeth or gums, or who are trying to minimize the use of anesthesia.

"Everyone was great." Lisa Stockman, 5-Star Review

Concerned About Cost?

We accept most insurance plans at our Columbus-area dental practice. This can reduce or even eliminate the cost of your laser dentistry treatment. We will verify your coverage to maximize your benefits. 

For those without insurance, our periodontist accepts CareCredit®. This allows patients to break the cost of their treatment into flexible monthly payments. 

Have questions about insurance or financing?

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Dangers of Delaying Treatment

Issues like gum disease or cavities may seem minor, but they can have long-term effects on your oral and overall health. Risks of not pursuing treatment include:

  • Pain and sensitivity
  • Abscesses and other infections
  • Additional cavities
  • Gum recession
  • Jawbone deterioration
  • Loose teeth
  • Tooth loss
  • And more

Laser dentistry allows patients to address issues and prevent additional oral health concerns from developing. 

John Starr D.M.D.

Golden Triangle Periodontal Center

Dr. John W. Starr Jr provides patients in Columbus and Starkville, MS, with exceptional periodontal care. Since 1989, Dr. Starr has performed thousands of successful dental implant procedures. Dr. John Starr is affiliated with national professional organizations including:

  • American Academy of Periodontology
  • American Dental Association
  • American College of Dentists

For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact us online or call (662) 329-2696.

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