Ron Nourian DDS
Ron Nourian DDS

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Why Should I Get Laser Gum Treatment?

Dental lasers are transforming the way we care for our patients. Our dentist in Sherman Oaks implements FDA-approved soft tissue laser therapies to make your experience gentler and more efficient than ever before. Once you’ve experienced it for yourself, you’ll be a believer.

Here are three situations when you may want to consider laser therapy over another alternative:

Treat Gum Disease…

Soft tissue laser therapy can kill disease-causing bacteria and tissues, leaving healthy gingiva behind. We incorporate laser gum treatments with periodontal therapies (such as deep cleanings) so that you can recover better, faster. Patients who choose to have laser treatments typically see significantly better results without any extra gum surgeries.

Create a Beautiful Smile…

Uneven gum tissues or “gummy” smiles can make your teeth look short or uneven. Rather than trim the gums back surgically, laser treatment allows us to “draw” a new gumline that’s healthier with more tooth exposure. There’s practically no down time afterward! Gingival contouring is a perfect way to complement other cosmetic treatment, like porcelain veneers, crowns, or whitening.

Knock Out Cold Sores…

Do you tend to get cold sores on a frequent basis? As soon as you start to feel the tingling feeling of one popping up, give us a call. Applying a soft tissue laser to the area can stunt the development of the virus in your skin. In fact, most people see the length of their cold sore cut in half. The key is to see us quickly, in the first day or two that the ulcer is starting to develop.

If you’re looking for a non-invasive alternative to conventional gum surgeries or just to improve the health of your smile, contact our dentist in Sherman Oaks, Ron Nourian, DDS about how dental laser treatments can benefit you. For further information or to schedule an appointment please visit or contact us at (818) 986-7531.