Laser Dentistry in Las Cruces, NM

Fotona Lightwalker – The Most Precise Dental Laser



Fotona’s LightWalker patented technology allows for optimized patient comfort, speed and clinical results. Its state-of-the-art design outperforms all others in terms of speed and precision, while simultaneously offering a wide range of highly effective hard- and soft-tissue treatments. From conservative dentistry, endodontics and implantology to periodontics and soft-tissue surgery, LightWalker lasers offer the most comprehensive list of clinical applications of any dental laser made today. 

LightWalker’s delivery systems enhance the precision and performance of each laser treatment for optimal clinical efficacy. Typical treatment procedures with LightWalker are faster and easier to perform, all with less pain and shorter healing times compared to conventional treatments.


Types of Fotona LightWalker® Treatments:



Treating decay often times without or with less need of any anesthesia and without drilling. Because a laser removes decayed tissue without friction or heat, most fillings can be done without injections. However, If the decay is deep or the tooth is symptomatic, the tooth will need to be treated under local anesthetic.

  • Uncovering implants.
  • Removal of veneers and ceramic or porcelain crowns without the need to use a drill. However it won’t remove crowns that have metal on them.
  • Treatment of painful Recurrent Apthous ulcers and Herpes ulcers.
  • Oral Surgery
  • Tongue and lips frenectomies
  • Teeth hypersensitivity
  • TMJ and facial muscle pain.

LightWalker’s Nd:YAG laser light has an optimal infrared wavelength that penetrates into the tissue. The effect of the wavelength on healing through the stimulation of growth factors is substantially high and also results in collagen synthesis and a decreased level of pain.


NightLase® Treatment is a patented, fast, non-invasive and friendly way of increasing the quality of a patient’s sleep. NightLase® lessens the effects of sleep apnea and decreases the amplitude of snoring through the use of gentle, superficial Er:YAG laser light. No anesthesia is used in this treatment. During NightLase® treatment laser light gently heats the tissue, causing tightening of the tissue without damage or adverse effects. It is gentle enough to be used on the sensitive tissue inside the mouth, but strong enough to provide clinically efficacious heating. Research has shown that NightLase® reduces and attenuates snoring and provides an effective, non-invasive way to lessen the effects of sleep apnea.

Smoothlase & facial esthetics

Learn more about all the LightWalker offers by reading this brochure.

Improving Your Oral Health with Laser Dentistry

At Mesilla Valley Family Dentistry, we are continuously striving to improve all of our dental treatments by staying up to date on the latest technology and techniques. Laser dentistry is an effective method that Dr. Borham uses to improve your oral health in a way that’s as comfortable as possible.

During laser treatments, Dr. Borham uses a handheld diode laser to precisely remove bacteria from your mouth and eliminate gum disease. The device uses invisible infrared wavelengths to accurately glide through the soft tissues in your mouth.

Benefits of Laser Dentistry

If you suffer from dental anxiety or get nervous during dental treatments, laser dentistry will allow you to have a more comfortable experience at our office. Since our diode laser is quiet, it eliminates the fear that loud drills may cause.

This technology is also known to heal the nerves and tissues as it penetrates the gums which means less bleeding and swelling. Procedures performed with a diode laser typically result in quicker and less painful recoveries.

Diode Laser Treatments

Your oral health is our number one priority, and we only use the most advanced techniques to deep clean your teeth and gums. Dr. Borham uses laser dentistry to perform the following procedures.

Deep Cleanings

We recommend that each of our patients visit us every six months for regular cleanings and examinations. However, many people go much longer without visiting our office, and this often results in gum disease.

Our experienced Dental Hygienists, Yvette and Gail are trained and certified in usind the diode laser as an adjunctice after using the hand scalers and ultrasonic cleaning instruments to decontamitae the infected/inflamed pockets around the teeth. That results in a more predictable healing of the supporting gum tissues by eliminating most o the harmful bacteria that damages it.

Gum Shaping

Are your gums receding or covering too much of your teeth? The shape of your gums can not only affect the appearance of your smile, but it can also expose your teeth to more bacteria. To restore your gums, we’ll use a diode laser to remove excess tissue or reshape the existing tissue.


Sometimes people are born with or develop a condition that causes their tongue or lips to become too connected to the bottom of their mouth or their gums. A lip or a tongue tie can also lead to various feeding and speech issues in infants and toddlers. It can also lead to some sleep issues in adults. A Frenectomy procedure is used to release those attached tissues which lead to an instant improve in quality of life for those who are affected.


When a patient is suffering from severe gum disease, they may need to have a portion of their gums removed. This is called a gingivectomy. Dr. Borham uses his diode laser to cut through the gums and remove the infected area. Sometimes this procedure is used to heighten or widen a tooth as well.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does laser dentistry hurt?

Laser dentistry is designed to not harm or hurt our patients at all. Most patients say that their laser procedure is notably comfortable and efficient.

Many times, we don’t need to use any numbing or sedation when using a laser for your dental treatment because of how minimal it cuts through the tissue. Laser dentistry also benefits our patients during their recovery as the healing is quick with little to no pain.

Is laser dental treatment safe?

Yes, laser dentistry is extremely safe and has been around for 30 years. Lasers are used to provide patients with a safe and effective treatment for a wide range of dental procedures.

Here at Mesilla Valley Family Dentistry, laser dentistry is used for deep cleanings, gum shaping, frenectomies, and gingivectomy.

What are the benefits of laser dentistry?

Laser dentistry offers patients a wide variety of benefits including minimal pain, a speedy recovery, and restore oral health. Lasers also help reduce bleeding in the soft tissues as it helps induce blood clotting.

With laser dentistry, there’s also less of a chance for infection because the laser can sterilize the affected area. This method of treatment is an effective way we provide our patients with remarkable dental care.

Does insurance cover laser dental procedures?

Laser dentistry may be covered by most insurance providers depending on the dental procedure it’s being used for. No matter what the method used for your treatment is, dental insurance cover most procedures.

If you’re unsure whether or not your insurance provider covers your dental treatment, it’s best to give them a call before moving forward.

Contact Mesilla Valley Family Dentistry

Laser dentistry can improve your oral health and provide you with a quicker recovery period. Contact us at (575) 523-5589 or fill out our contact form below to see how these procedures can improve your smile.