"LANAP" Laser & Restorative
Dentist - Cerritos
10929 South Street
Cerritos, CA 90703
(562) 860-6587



Gum Disease and Periodontal Therapy
According to the Centers for Disease Control, 80% of the population has moderate to severe gum disease, the major cause of tooth loss in adults, but fewer than 3% receive treatment. "Periodontal surgery is invasive," explains Dr. Gregg. "It's painful and scary, and not something patients readily accept. But the PerioLase® MVP-7™ and the LANAP® protocol makes treatment as easy as wiping chalk off a black board. There is no cutting of flaps, any sutures, and minimal bleeding."

Periodontal disease starts off as plaque, an opaque film which eventually hardens, forming tartar or calculus. Calculus deposits harbor bacteria which infect the gums. In early stages, this is called Gingivitis, characterized by red, swollen gums that bleed when you brush your teeth. Many people experience bad breath and an unpleasant taste in their mouths as well. Unchecked Gingivitis progresses to Periodontitis, a much more serious form of the disease where periodontal pockets are formed, separating teeth from the gums and supporting gum structure. Without treatment, infection becomes severe and the pockets deepen,
resulting in tooth loss.

The way to repair the damage is to get rid of the infection and close up the pockets. Until now, that meant surgery and sutures. But with the PerioLase® MVP-7™ and the LANAP® protocol, patients now have a faster, less invasive, virtually painless alternative.

Because Dr. Gregg and Dr. McCarthy are the inventors of PerioLase® MVP-7™ and the LANAP® protocol, and teach their techniques to hundreds of other dentists across the country, they are eminently qualified to provide world-class periodontal services.

Cosmetic Services
Our expertise in laser gum treatments enhances our ability to produce excellent cosmetic results. To achieve a beautiful, even smile, not only the teeth should line up, but the gum tissue must line up evenly along the smile line, with just the right amount of gum showing. Now all this can be achieved with a laser rather than a scalpel. Our cosmetic services include:

  • Recontouring
  • All-Porcelain Crowns, Onlays and Inlays
  • Tooth-Colored Fillings
  • Porcelain Veneers
  • Bonding

Preventive Care
Using microdentistry to detect and treat cavities when they're first beginning helps prevent bigger problems later on. Our PerioLase® MVP-7™ laser is even more effective than air abrasion at detecting and removing tiny areas of decay. This can be accomplished with absolutely no pain, no scraping, and no air blowing on the tooth, and no awful drilling noise. Other preventive care services include:

  • Cleaning/Hygiene
  • Dental Sealants
  • Patient Education
  • Nightguards
  • Mouthguards

Treatment of Tooth Sensitivity
Our laser is also very effective at eliminating the pain from sensitive teeth exposed to cold air, ice cream, cold water, or other elements.

Restorative Services
We are meticulous about the quality of our restorations. Every patient who receives a filling, bridge, or crown comes back to the office a week later for a bite check. This is critical, because sometimes patients don't notice that their bite isn't perfect immediately after a procedure, and they may feel reluctant to ask for further adjustment. But a tooth that's too high can irritate the gums and muscle, and throw the whole bite out of alignment. We're not happy until it's perfect. Our restorative services include:

  • All-Porcelain Crowns, Onlays and Inlays
  • Bridges
  • Dentures & Partial Dentures
  • Root Canals
  • Tooth-Colored Fillings
  • Porcelain Veneers
  • Bonding

Dental Technology
Our practice is in the vanguard of dental technology, not only using state-of-the-art laser for gum treatment, but also:

  • Intra Oral Camera
  • Dental Microscope - This allows us to view the tiniest air bubbles
    and tooth fractures.

Patient Comfort
Our PerioLase® MVP-7™ laser was developed to improve patient comfort as well as health. The procedures are virtually pain-free, and eliminate the unsettling whine and vibrations of a drill. For our patients' comfort, we also offer:

  • Nitrous gas
  • Oral sedation