Laser Dentistry in ABQ
Brian K. Dennis, DDS PC provides services for NIGHTLASE® snoring reduction in Albuquerque, NM. Call 505-292-1051 to learn more and schedule your appointment.
Lasers have revolutionized the field of dentistry and our practice is proud to offer these state-of-the-art treatment options. If drills and needles cause you to have anxiety about dental visits, you’ll be glad to know that lasers can eliminate the need for both. Dr. Dennis uses a variety of lasers for increased comfort and to improve your overall treatment outcome.
Some of the benefits of laser dentistry include:
- Reduced vibration and heat
- Need for anesthetic is reduced or eliminated
- Procedures take less time
- Minimal tissue damage and bleeding
- Recovery is easier and faster, with minimal swelling and discomfort
- Fewer infections and post-operative complications
Fotona LightWalker® Laser
This state-of-the-art laser has two different wavelengths in one unit, making it suitable for both hard and soft tissue laser therapy. We use the LightWalker for a variety of procedures, ranging from Nightlase Snoring Reduction to facial aesthetic treatments such as wrinkle reduction.
Learn more about LightWalker® Lasers by clicking on the logo below.
- Restorative Dentistry
- Oral Surgery and Extractions
- Nightlase Snoring Reduction
- Facial Aesthetic Treatments
Biolase® Waterlase Laser
Waterlase® is an advanced surgical laser manufactured by Biolase that combines a YSGG laser and water spray. With this dental laser, Dr. Dennis can perform many dental procedures without a drill—which means no noise, very little pain, and fewer office visits. Unlike drills, which create loud noises, vibration, and friction, lasers do not touch the surface of the tooth. This reduces the need for local anesthesia, the risk of infection, and post-operative swelling.
Learn more about Biolase® Waterlase Lasers by clicking on the logo below.
The Solea® laser has a unique wavelength that allows it to be used on the teeth and the gums. In fact, the Solea® laser was the first dental laser that was qualified to do both. Dr. Dennis uses this laser for a wide range of procedures, including dental fillings, gum contouring, and relieving canker sores. With the Solea®, there’s little noise and no drilling needed, and most patients don’t even need local anesthesia prior to treatment. Solea® offers patients a more comfortable experience in the dentist’s chair and more successful outcomes.
Learn more about the Solea® Laser by clicking on the logo below.
Call 505-292-1051 to schedule your appointment.
Frequently Asked Questions About Laser Dentistry
Is laser dentistry better?
Laser dentistry is better for most patients. It makes getting the dental treatment you need a more comfortable, safe, and stress-free experience.
Is laser treatment safe for teeth?
Yes, laser treatment is safe for teeth. Dr. Dennis is pleased to offer 2 types of Water Lasers, for soft and hard tissue laser dentistry in Albuquerque. Water Lasers remove areas of tooth decay without requiring a drill. Not only is this safe, it also reduces or even eliminates the need for local anesthesia.
Is laser dentistry painful?
One of the advantages of laser dentistry over conventional treatment options is that it is less painful—and sometimes there is no pain at all. For many laser dentistry procedures, no local anesthesia is needed.
What are the benefits of laser dentistry?
There are a number of benefits of laser dentistry, including a reduced need for local anesthesia (if it is needed at all), faster treatment time, less vibration and heat, and easier recovery because there is little tissue damage and bleeding. Laser dentistry results in fewer postoperative complications and infections as well.
Does insurance cover laser dentistry?
Dental insurance usually covers procedures, not treatment methods. In other words, if you have a cavity that needs to be filled, your dental insurance will provide coverage regardless of whether a drill is used to remove the decay or a laser. That said, dental insurance plans can vary from one provider to the next and some may not cover the costs involved for laser dentistry. Our team can help you understand your benefits and out-of-pocket expenses.