Laser Therapy

Dr. Alvarenga is proud to offer the latest technology available for periodontal therapy: The Waterlase MD

The Waterlase MD is an Erbium Laser. There are numerous advantages to using laser therapy as opposed to the traditional methods requiring a scalpel and sutures.



With laser treatment, there is reduced or no bleeding, minimized swelling, no charring, and no drill noise or vibration. The stress and anxiety often associated with dental work is therefore eliminated when you experience quick, effective, and essentially pain-free laser procedures. Also, postoperative sensitivity is greatly limited by laser dentistry, and recovery time is much quicker than with traditional methods. In fact, due to the less-invasive nature of the laser technique, the mouth begins to heal immediately after work is completed!

Reduced Risk of Infection:

The laser’s high-energy light beam acts as a sterilizer on the area it is working, thereby reducing the risk of bacterial infections and relapses.

Anesthesia Limited:

Because laser dentistry is less painful you require less local anesthesia. There are fewer postoperative complications.


Dr. Alvarenga can perform a variety of procedures using laser technology, such as a Gingivectomy, a Frenectomy,  uncovering of implants and laser touch-up of gum grafts (to make them look nicer).