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Laser Dentistry in ABQ

Lasers in Dentistry

Brian K, Dennis, DDS provides services for NIGHTLASE® snoring reduction in Albuquerque, NM. Call 505-292-1051 to learn more and schedule your appointment.

Lasers in Dentistry – Minimally Invasive Procedures

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

Some additional benefits lasers have over traditional methods include:

Reduced heat and vibration
Little or no need for anesthetic
Minimal bleeding
Faster treatment time
Increased rate of retention of implants
Reduced damage to healthy tissues
Minimal post-operative swelling and discomfort
Fewer infections or post-operative complications

Lasers have numerous functions in dentistry including:

Place dental implants
Reshape gum tissue
Biopsy or remove soft tissue lesions and ulcers
Remove areas of tooth decay
Increase rate of retention of implants
Eliminate infection in gum tissue pockets
Fuse tissues
Perform frenectomies (such as correction of ankyloglossia)
Perform oral surgery and extractions

Why Solea?

The majority of hard and soft tissue procedures in our office are done with virtually no anesthesia and soft tissue procedures are done with virtually no bleeding. Blood-free and anesthesia-free procedures represent a major leap forward in dentistry, as we are able to execute multi-quadrant dentistry, fillings on the fly and soft tissue procedures in a single appointment.

What does that mean for our patients? You are now able to receive the care you need in a fraction of the time. When patients have anesthesia they typically leave the office with that numb feeling still prevalent. With Solea, you are able to go right out to lunch or back to work without that numb sensation following your appointment. Solea is truly changing what it means to go to the dentist.

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Laser Benefits

Reduced heat and vibration
Little or no need for anesthetic
Minimal bleeding
Faster treatment time
Minimal post-operative swelling and discomfort
Fewer infections or post-operative complications
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Laser Dental Treatments

Most restorative dental treatments
Perform frenectomies (such as correction of ankyloglossia)
Reshape gum tissue
Biopsy or remove soft tissue lesions and ulcers
Remove areas of tooth decay

The miracle we’ve both been waiting for is here: Solea. Now available to you, Solea is a dental laser that replaces the dental drill in the majority of procedures in our practice. In fact, nearly every patient skips anesthesia because they just don’t need it. Solea is our way of keeping you happy. Because more than anything, we love to see you smile.

Solea is the first CO2 dental laser system cleared by the FDA for hard and soft tissue procedures. It was developed in Boston, Massachusetts by Convergent Dental, based on research conducted at the University of California School of Dentistry.  Solea offers a unique wavelength guided by sophisticated computers to deliver virtually painless dental procedures for both teeth and gums from simple cavities to complex surgeries.  The experience is so unique that you will find it hard to believe you were just at a dental appointment.

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.

LightWalker treatments include:

● Restorative Dentistry
● Oral Surgery and Extractions
● Endodontics
● Periodontics
● Implantology
● Whitening
● Nightlase Snoring Reduction
● Facial Aesthetic Treatments

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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 licking on the logo below.

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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.

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