With the dentistry field constantly growing and advancing, patients can access innovative services to treat their dental issues. Laser dentistry is a product of this advancement, allowing patients to receive the efficient and effective care that they deserve. At Viva Smile in Van Nuys and Granada Hill, California, Gohar Hovsepyan, DDS, and Káren Baghdasaryan, DDS, MBA, AAACD, AFAAID, offer laser dentistry to their patients as a quick and painless alternative to traditional dental treatments. To learn more about laser dentistry, call Viva Smile to schedule an appointment or use the online booking tool today.

Laser Dentistry

What is laser dentistry?

The dentistry field is constantly evolving, creating new and efficient ways to treat dental complications without the discomfort and lengthy visits patients typically endure at the ddentist's office. Approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as a treatment option for many dental conditions, Viva Smile offers laser dentistry as an alternative to drills and other non-laser tools. Using lasers to treat various dental conditions, provides patients with a more enjoyable experience when receiving treatment for tooth and gum concerns.

What can laser dentistry treat?

At Viva Smile, you can access several treatments for common dental needs using laser dentistry. These procedures include:

  • Treating tooth decay.
  • Treating hypersensitivity.
  • Treating gum disease.
  • Teeth whitening.

Viva Smile uses the Diagnodent® laser cavity detection to identify cavities in their earliest stage of development, leading to highly efficient and effective treatment. They also use the dental diode laser, a soft tissue laser, to cut and shape problematic soft tissue and treat gum disease and whiten teeth.

What are the benefits of laser dentistry?

Because laser dentistry is a novel form of dental technology, patients can receive the treatments they need without the discomfort, expense, and inefficiency that regular dental services offer. Additional benefits of laser dentistry include:

  • Less invasive procedures with minimized soft tissue bleeding and less damage to surrounding tissues.
  • Some procedures don’t require anesthesia.
  • Decreased chance for bacterial infections as the laser sterilizes the area.
  • Faster healing time.

What should I expect from a laser dentistry appointment?

When you come into Viva Smile to receive laser dentistry, your dentist meets with you to discuss your dental needs and medical history. To identify hard tissue complications, they may use a laser to find early evidence of tooth decay and detect cavities. In treating these issues, they use a laser to kill bacteria in a cavity, eliminating the need for local anesthesia and promoting the long-term health of a tooth. If you have a tooth or teeth that are sensitive to hot and cold, you can receive treatment with dental lasers to seal tubules on the root of your tooth, significantly decreasing your sensitivity. On the other hand, if you need a soft tissue procedure, your dentist uses laser dentistry to reshape your gum tissue and other soft tissue in your mouth. This can be used to treat a gummy smile, in which the length of your gums covers a generous amount of your teeth. With laser dentistry, you can also receive crown lengthening, ensuring your dental crown fits firmly, tongue frenulum attachment treatment, loosening the fold of skin under your tongue that anchors to the mouth floor, and soft tissue folds removal from ill-fitting dentures. To learn more about laser dentistry and how it can benefit you, call Viva Smile to schedule an appointment or use the online booking tool today.