Laser dentistry is a more convenient and pain-free way to treat oral conditions. Several conventional dental procedures have been replaced by laser-assisted methods, which are more advanced and comprehensive.
Some of the most popular applications of lasers in dentistry are in the treatment of gum disease, teeth whitening, and cavity decay removal.
Read on to learn more about the laser dentistry services we offer at Rio Rancho Family Dental Care in Rio Rancho, New Mexico.
How Is Laser Used in Treating Gum Disease?
Gum disease is characterized by gum tissue decay caused by infections. Untreated infections can spread to the surrounding tissues and eventually affect the tooth roots and underlying jawbone.
The conventional means of treating gum disease include antibiotic medication and removing the decayed tissues surgically.
With the use of lasers, we can now almost instantly vaporize the decayed tissues and seal the wound underneath. This significantly reduces pain and prevents bleeding. In addition, sutures are no longer required, and the healing period is minimal.
Laser-Assisted Teeth Whitening
Laser teeth whitening is performed using a photosensitive whitening gel activated by special laser light. This makes the teeth whitening process faster and more efficient.
At Rio Rancho Family Dental Care in Rio Rancho, New Mexico, you can benefit from the latest laser teeth whitening procedures and obtain a lasting bright smile in just one dental visit.
Laser for Cavity Treatment
Cavity decay can now be treated and removed using laser therapy. Our dentists at Rio Rancho Family Dental Care use a high-intensity laser to clean out any signs of decay and then use tooth-colored fillings to restore the tooth to its original look and functionality.
Laser-Assisted Root Canal Therapy
Traditionally, root canal therapy is carried out by making a small incision in the infected tooth and removing the decayed dental pulp using dental files. By using lasers, our dentists no longer need to make any incisions.
This makes the process less invasive, ensures the patient feels no pain during the treatment and shortens the healing period.
If you want to benefit from the advantages of laser dentistry, reach out to our experienced team at Rio Rancho Family Dental Care by calling (505) 891-4510, booking an appointment online, or visiting us at 4041 Ridge Rock Rd SE, Rio Rancho, NM 87124.