Our practice hours have changed and we are now accepting appointment requests for non-emergency dental services. For more details, please call us at 818-999-4445.

Laser Gum Surgery

AROUND THE CORNER DENTAL HEALTH SPA -  - Cosmetic, Implant, and General Dentistry


Cosmetic, Implant, and General Dentistry located in Tarzana, CA

No one ever looks forward to gum surgery, but when you receive laser gum surgery your experience is virtually painless, and your recovery is faster than traditional surgery. At Around the Corner Dental Health Spa in Tarzana, California, Kaveh Kanani, DDS, performs laser gum surgery using the revolutionary Waterlase®. With this advanced laser, your gum surgery is quicker and more precise compared to other surgical techniques, and best of all, the lack of pain means most patients don’t need anesthesia. To learn more about laser gum surgery, call the office, or book an appointment online today.

Laser Gum Surgery

What are the benefits of laser gum surgery using Waterlase?

The Waterlase is a cutting-edge laser that combines light energy with water to perform precise and remarkably gentle gum surgery. When the laser contacts your gums, teeth, or jawbone, water hydrates the tissues and protects them from the laser’s heat, resulting in virtually pain-free surgery.

The benefits of laser gum surgery include:

  • Performs pain-free surgery
  • Promotes faster healing
  • Kills bacteria
  • Causes minimal swelling and bleeding
  • Causes less post-surgery pain
  • Takes less time compared to traditional surgery
  • Produces better results compared to other techniques
  • Provides conservative treatment (less damage to healthy tissues)

Since you experience little to no discomfort, you can have multiple procedures performed on the same visit.

What conditions does laser gum surgery treat?

Dr. Kanani frequently recommends laser gum surgery for cosmetic and restorative dental needs, such as:

Removing excess gum tissue

If you have a gummy smile due to excessive gum tissue, Dr. Kanani uses the laser to quickly and easily remove the tissue and expose more of your teeth.

Treating gum disease

The Waterlase laser painlessly removes diseased gum tissue, eliminates bacteria, and removes calculus from your teeth.

Treating tongue-tie

The tissue that attaches your tongue to the floor of your mouth can be too short or too tight and interfere with tongue movement. Dr. Kanani uses the laser to release the tissue.

Treating infected implants

If a gum infection develops around dental implants, called peri-implantitis, the Waterlase eliminates the infected tissue and bacteria without harming your implant.

Removing growths

Noncancerous growths that develop in your gums, such as fibromas and cysts, are removed with laser gum surgery.

Performing a biopsy

If Dr. Kanani detects suspicious lesions, he can perform a precise biopsy of the tissue using the Waterlase.

What if I have dental anxiety about laser gum surgery?

Most patients feel anxious when they anticipate gum surgery. If your anxiety is overwhelming, talk with Dr. Kanani. As an expert in sedation dentistry, he offers several options to help you relax before and during your procedure.

Though you may need light sedation before your procedure, most patients can conquer their anxiety as they go through their gum surgery and realize that the Waterlase laser causes no trauma or pain.

If you have questions about laser gum surgery or you’d like to schedule an appointment, call Around the Corner Dental Health Spa or use the online booking feature today.