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John W. Dovgan DDS, PC

Laser Dentistry for Safe and Effective Periodontal Treatment

To minimize risk and maximize patient comfort, Dr. John Dovgan uses effective laser dentistry treatment for many of our dental procedures. Our Phoenix, AZ, patients are often amazed at the ease of our laser treatments for periodontal and other needs, which are quick and often entirely painless. Dr. Dovgan is committed to using the latest technologies to enhance his patients' dental care experience. We offer several types of laser diagnostic and treatment modalities.

An image of a dental laser tool
Laser dentistry techniques can help eradicate gum disease, provide precise methods for gum contouring, and offer virtually pain-free treatment. 

About Laser Dentistry

FDA-approved lasers have been safely used in dentistry since 1994 and have been steadily growing in popularity—for good reason. Lasers work by delivering a fine beam of intense light energy that can be precisely targeted for treatment. Used surgically, lasers can cut, reshape, or vaporize tissue and work effectively on gums and other soft tissue in the mouth.

Lasers significantly reduce discomfort and virtually eliminate the need for anesthesia for certain procedures. Because the laser simultaneously seals the tissues as it removes excess gum tissue, bleeding is significantly minimized and post-procedure swelling is also reduced.

Our Laser Technology

Dr. Dovgan uses laser dentistry to detect hidden cavities, for periodontal treatment, and for gum surgery. WE offer a number of laser technology treatments including:

Cavity Detection – Studies show that manual dental exams only catch about 25 percent of dental decay. Although x-rays provide improved detection, our KaVo DIAGNOdent tool allows for much greater accuracy. Dr. Dovgan can detect decay in the earliest stage, allowing swift elimination and increased protection of precious enamel.

Periodontal Care – Dr. Dovgan can treat gum disease with the help of laser bacteria reduction, and offers Laser Assisted Periodontal Treatment (LAPT) with Biolase for mild to moderate periodontitis. Laser bacteria reduction is used in conjunction with deep cleaning to remove infection-causing bacteria from gingival pockets. This helps keep gum disease at bay longer, ultimately improving the health of your teeth and gums.

LAPT is a laser alternative to traditional gum surgery (gingivectomy), offering favorable outcomes with greatly increased patient comfort. The laser beam removes inflamed tissue while leaving healthy tissue untouched. Eliminating issues of bleeding and infection, the laser also sterilizes the treatment area to prevent infection.

Lasers significantly reduce discomfort and virtually eliminate the need for anesthesia for certain procedures. Because the laser simultaneously seals the tissues as it removes excess gum tissue, bleeding is significantly minimized and post-procedure swelling is also reduced.

Frenectomies – A frenectomy procedure removes a frena (a muscular attachment in the mouth) that may be obstructing normal function. Most often performed on children, a frenectomy can prevent speech problems or misalignment of the front teeth. Dr. Dovgan performs this procedure with a laser, which prevents bleeding and eliminates the need for sutures.

Cosmetic Procedures – Dr. Dovgan also uses laser technology to provide cosmetic gum contouring. He can reshape your gum line to eliminate a “gummy smile” or create a more harmonious frame for your teeth. Additionally, our in-office teeth whitening procedure uses LED light to intensify and accelerate the whitening effects.

Cutting-Edge Technology

Our practice uses many advanced technologies, including a computerized design and manufacturing system (CAD/CAM) to provide same-day dental crowns and dental bridges. We offer complete general dental, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry services, and practice sedation dentistry when necessary.

Receive the Care You Deserve

Dr. Dovgan is a leader in the field of dentistry and is considered an expert on dental care standards. In addition to teaching and lecturing, he frequently provides expert witness testimony for adjudication related to dentistry. To schedule an appointment, call our office at (602) 867-1899 or contact us online

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Phoenix Office

3841 East Thunderbird Rd
Suite 101
Phoenix, AZ 85032

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