Laser Therapy Can Treat Gum  Disease!

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 or Eliminated:

Because laser dentistry is virtually painless, no longer will you suffer with fear of injections and numbness. Often, only a light anesthetic spray is required. Laser treatment eliminates the complications and cost associated with anesthesia.


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).

Dr. Alvarenga is also able to use laser technology as a way to regenerate healthy gums and remove diseases areas in a virtually painless way. This is referred to as Laser Enhanced Periodontal Therapy. Periodontal pockets trap bacterial plaque that can lead to gum disease. Laser Enhanced Periodontal Therapy reduces or eliminates those pockets allowing you to keep your mouth cleaner, fresher and healthier.