Laser Pocket Disinfection in Albuquerque

What Is Laser Pocket Disinfection (LPD)?

Laser Pocket Disinfection (LPD) is a dental procedure provided by Bosque Dental is designed to target and eliminate harmful bacteria residing in these gum pockets, inaccessible through standard cleaning methods. Typically performed as an adjunct to regular dental cleanings, LPD utilizes a specialized dental laser, such as the FDA-cleared LANAP protocol, to safely pass through healthy tissue and eradicate bacteria and their toxins. This procedure, lasting only 10 to 15 minutes, is painless and requires no anesthesia, offering immediate effects without any downtime.

By effectively removing harmful bacteria and disrupting their biofilm, Laser Pocket Disinfection promotes healthier gums and aids in preserving teeth that might otherwise be lost. LPD offers numerous benefits:

  • Eliminates bacteria and reduces inflammation without the need for injections
  • Supports gum health and helps prevent the progression of gum disease
  • Avoids the use of antibiotics, thus minimizing the risk of antibiotic resistance
  • The laser's reach extends up to 6 millimeters beyond the surface, preventing bacterial regrowth
  • Safe for patients with medical conditions such as diabetes or those taking blood thinners

Accompanied by a visual series illustrating the process, Laser Pocket Disinfection ensures a cleaner, healthier mouth with long-term benefits for oral health.


Did you know that our mouths host over 700 types of bacteria, each contributing to a unique microbiome from birth? While some bacteria support oral health, others can lead to tooth decay and gum disease. Factors like medications and inadequate oral care can upset this delicate balance, allowing harmful bacteria to accumulate in the pockets between your gums and teeth, leading to conditions like gingivitis and, if untreated, progressing to periodontal disease.

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