Lasers services offered in San Antonio, TX


Dental laser technology has grown by leaps and bounds in recent years, and patients who rely on Kathleen Torres, DDS, Marii Malagayo, DDS, and the team at Reality Bites Dental have access to advanced treatments that utilize state-of-the-art lasers. At Reality Bites Dental in San Antonio, Texas, laser technology can enhance both the health and appearance of gum tissue. To learn more about your laser dentistry options, call Reality Bites Dental or request an appointment online today.  

Lasers Q & A

How are lasers used in dentistry?

The word “laser” is actually an acronym for “light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation.” In short, lasers concentrate beams of light to alter various materials. In the case of dental lasers, that light energy alters tooth and gum tissue. 

The team at Reality Bites Dental spent considerable time and effort determining which dental laser technology would best meet patient needs. The equipment used during treatments represents some of the best technology currently on the market, and team members go through extensive training to learn how to make the most of these platforms. 

Laser bacterial reduction is the primary laser treatment on offer at the practice. This innovative approach dramatically reduces the bacterial count on and within your gum tissue, effectively treating gum disease without the use of scalpels or other manual cutting tools. 


What are some of the benefits of laser bacterial reduction?

Using laser technology to eliminate bacteria from your gums and teeth delivers many benefits, including:

  • Reduced inflammation
  • Reduced risk of gum disease
  • Improvement of existing gum disease
  • Lowered risk of infection
  • Overall cleaner mouth
  • No need for anesthesia
  • No recovery time

If laser bacterial reduction is a good fit for your needs, your dental health professional will let you know during your next visit. Reality Bites Dental also offers laser gum reshaping, a popular light-based cosmetic dentistry treatment. Lasers are also used in treating mouth sores. 


Is laser gum treatment a painful experience?

All this talk of tissue alteration and bacterial reduction may lead you to believe that laser gum treatments are a painful experience. In reality, most people find laser bacterial reduction to be very tolerable.

If you have existing gum disease, your gums are likely inflamed and tender. Brushing and flossing might be uncomfortable. If so, you may find laser gum treatment a welcome source of relief for these issues. 

Laser bacterial reduction is usually performed during your routine dental exam and cleaning appointments. It takes just a few moments and isn’t a painful process. 


If you have additional questions or concerns about laser gum treatment, call Reality Bites Dental, or request an appointment online today.


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