Offering Laser Dentistry

We offer our patients the latest dental services using laser dentistry for gum re-contouring, cold sore/fever blister treatment, laser gum treatment, and laser decay detection.

Our office features many state-of-the-art dental laser technologies for our patients health, comfort and convenience. We have invested in these technologies to help all of our patients achieve optimal dental health. Laser dentistry is an excellent option for many patients. Laser treatments also offer quicker recovery times and less discomfort.

The laser treatments we offer include:

Laser Cold Sore and Canker Sore Treatment

Do you or someone you know suffer from reoccurring cold sores?? Cold sores can often appear at the worst possible times due to stress, environmental factors and sometimes for no reason at all! We offer laser cold treatment which is painless, and takes between 5 to 10 minutes. Best of all it offers immediate relief to the discomfort caused by the cold sore and immediately begins the healing process which stops the sore from progressing and getting worse. Many patients report that the cold sore will completely disappear within days instead of the usual few weeks it would normally take for it to run its course. The treatment can also help prevent the cold sore from re-occurring in the future!! The laser can also be used to treat fever blisters, canker sores, bite trauma on the tongue and cheek, and painful burns from food/liquids.


Laser Bacterial Reduction

Laser Bacterial Reduction or “LBR” is a service that our office now offers to our patients and can be completed during your routine care appointment. LBR is a painless, laser procedure which basically decontaminates your mouth while lowering the risk of bacteria entering your bloodstream. Studies have shown that bacteria found in the mouth can exacerbate other existing conditions throughout the body. LBR is mainly used to treat gingivitis which is the mildest form of gum disease, however, if left untreated can lead to a more aggressive gum disease called periodontitis. Team Pawl is proud to offer this amazing technology to our patients as a preventive measure not only for the health of your mouth but also for your entire body.

Laser Assisted Periodontal Therapy

Laser Assisted Periodontal Therapy or “LAPT” is a laser procedure that is performed for patients who have been diagnosed with moderate to severe levels of periodontal disease. Optimally, this is recommended to be completed with scaling/root planing (deep cleaning). LAPT not only removes bacteria like “LBR” (mentioned above), but also helps to remove gum tissue that has become unhealthy in order to promote healing and tissue regeneration. This treatment is an amazing, non-surgical, virtually painless alternative to costly and invasive surgical intervention.


Laser Decay Detection

Our Diagnodent laser decay detector is a revolutionary new way to find even the smallest areas of decay in teeth allowing us to treat them before they become serious dental issues. Cavities can be tricky as they are not always visible on x-rays or with the naked eye. Using the Diagnodent, we are able to locate the problem area early and resolve it quickly preventing more costly and invasive intervention down the line.

We use the Diagnodent during our exams at no extra cost to you. It is a part of our commitment to offer the best, most advanced care to our patients!

Laser Gum Recontouring

Our laser can also be used to re-contour your gum line for both functional and cosmetic purposes. Sometimes, an overgrowth of gum tissue can trap food beneath the gums, causing irritation and inflammation in the area. Additionally, the laser can be a handy tool during a filling. At times, decay may be present below the gum line and not accessible. Using our laser, gum tissue can quickly, easily and painlessly be removed in a conservative manner in order to complete the filling. Cosmetically, overgrown gum tissue can be reshaped to even-out your gum line, revealing the beauty of your natural teeth underneath!! The procedure is virtually painless (since the laser seals off the nerve endings within the gums) and the process of “photobiostimulation” begins the healing process immediately with a minimal healing period!

Featured Technology


Cold sore and Fever Blister Treatment

Our laser treatment of cold sores and fever blisters is a great new addition to our practice. Using the Picasso Diode Laser, we can treat your cold sore or fever blister. You will see immediate relief, often healing in 24 hours. Call us today if you are suffering from the pain of a cold sore or fever blister. We will see you the day you call.

Monday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Friday By Appointment


We offer restorative family dentistry and cosmetic dentistry services for healthy teeth and gums to La Mesa and San Diego residents. Your smile and comfort is our passion.

Our Location

Larry R Pawl, DMD
7339 El Cajon Blvd.
Suite F
La Mesa CA 91942 USA
(619) 466-4544