Laser Dentistry Practice

Rio Rancho Family Dental Care

Family Dentists & Cosmetic Dentists located in Rio Rancho, NM

Laser technology has revolutionized many aspects of medical and dental health. Grant Allen, DDS, of Rio Rancho Family Dental Care in Rio Rancho, New Mexico, offers laser dentistry to those in his care, and is proud to be among the relatively few dentists in the area with the skill and training needed to perform laser-assisted treatments. Learn more during your face-to-face consultation. Online booking is fast and easy, or you’re always welcome to call to check appointment availability.

Laser Dentistry Q & A

What is laser dentistry?

Laser technology uses concentrated beams of light to cut tissue, destroy bacteria, and create carefully controlled heat. These effects can provide numerous benefits to dental techniques. 

A great deal of research went into selecting the laser technology used at Rio Rancho Family Dental Care. Only platforms with an outstanding safety record were brought to the practice, and the systems represent some of the best laser dental technology in the industry. 

How can lasers improve gum health?

Dental lasers offer the ability to remove bacteria from gum tissue, which can help treat advanced periodontal disease. Lasers can also perform precise cuts to remove damaged gum tissue and reshape gums.

When used to treat periodontal disease, lasers can also heat the tissues within gum pockets. This can stimulate your stem cells and help your treated gums adhere firmly to the root of the treated tooth.

Are lasers used in dental fillings? 

Lasers enable precise tissue removal, even in the hard tissue layers like your enamel and dentin. The laser is directed at the area of decay, and vaporizes the damaged tooth tissue until a layer of healthy tissue is reached. 

The heat generated by the laser also destroys bacteria in the treatment area. This ensures that no bacteria are sealed within the tooth tissue as the filling material is placed.

Dental lasers are also helpful during root canal procedures. The laser light acts to destroy any bacteria lingering in the emptied tooth chamber, which is an essential part of a successful root canal.

Are lasers helpful in treating oral lesions?

If you have open sores in your mouth, a biopsy may be needed to determine if cancer is causing these tissue abnormalities. Lasers can remove a small area of tissue for microscopic evaluation. 

Dental lasers can also treat oral lesions. The process involves directing the laser to the area of the lesion and allowing the laser to both remove the damaged tissue and seal off the remaining tissue, which speeds healing. 

If you have questions or concerns about the role that laser dentistry might play in your dental health, schedule an exam and cleaning appointment at Rio Rancho Family Dental Care to discuss the issue at that time. Booking a visit is quick and easy online or by phone, so don’t delay.