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FAQs About Laser Dentistry

Dr. Joseph Zeigler and Dr. Nina Zeigler understand laser dentistry in Saint Louis, MO, and can provide you with a variety of different care options for your needs. If you're interested in this procedure and aren't sure what is the best choice for you, read through this simple FAQ to learn more about this care.

Does Laser Dental Care Hurt?

Laser dental treatment uses such a fine and focused beam of light that you should feel almost no pain during your treatment. They can cut through hard and soft tissue, including teeth and gums, and other materials in the mouth. The laser will be chosen based on your needs, such as if you have plaque on your gums or a stain on your tooth that lasers must remove. 

What Does Laser Dental Care Treat?

Soft tissue laser care can help with scaling and root planing, including removing plaque and tartar from above and below the gum line. It can also help to reshape gum tissue if you have a gummy smile or excessive gum material that affects your oral health. 

However, laser surgery can also improve teeth whitening issues by speeding up the bleaching process while you're whitening your teeth. Laser surgery may also help kill bacteria around a cavity without requiring drills and minimizing tooth sensitivity problems. 

Will My Insurance Cover Laser Care? 

Yes, your insurance should cover laser dentistry in Saint Louis, MO. It will cover any necessary treatments that can improve your oral health and which are explicitly listed on your policy. Talk to your insurance agent and work with your dentist to figure out if you qualify. 

Some policies may have limitations on purely aesthetic treatments or those just designed to improve the appearance of your teeth with no health benefits. That said, many cosmetic dental processes like laser surgery do provide real benefits and are likely covered. 

Get Covered for Your Dental Needs 

Dr. Zeigler and Dr. Zeigler can provide laser dentistry for Saint Louis, MO residents and can also answer any other questions you may have about this treatment. Please don't hesitate to contact us at 314-872-7590 to learn more about the treatment processes available for your needs.