What You Need to Know About Laser Dentistry

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Laser dentistry is a budding technology, now projected to be in use by more than six percent of dental practitioners in the USA. There are numerous uses for lasers within dentistry, and lasers typically fall into one of two categories.

Soft Tissue Lasers

The first kind of oral laser is referred to as a soft tissue laser. These lasers are used in treatments involving the soft tissue of the mouth. One use is to destroy bacterial acids and spur the growth of gum tissue. (We recommend this for all patients with red or bloody gums, and we generally do this as an add-on to your regular checkup and cleaning.) Soft tissue lasers can close nerve endings and blood vessels without the patient even feeling a thing, and they’re a great addition to our dentist’s toolset!

Hard Tissue Lasers

The second kind of dental laser, called the hard tissue laser, is used primarily for cutting through teeth. As mentioned earlier, dental lasers are accurate cutting apparatuses, so Dr. Henry Espinosa can use hard tissue lasers to contour or prep your chompers in preparation for many of the procedures we offer at The Office of Dr. Henry Espinosa. Hard tissue lasers are more effective and efficient than traditional tooth-cutting tools.

We’re proud to offer our patients these laser dentistry technologies. If you are in need of an appointment or would like to set up a checkup with our office in Albuquerque, New Mexico, please call 505-888-1116 now and we’ll get you penciled in.