Laser Dentistry

Do probes, drills, and other dental instruments make you want to avoid going to the dentist? You’re not alone.

Fortunately, Brian “The Smile Doctor” Tavoian, DDS, uses modern dental lasers to diagnose and treat various concerns plaguing his patients’ teeth.

Discover how the team at our Cedar City, UT, practice can help you get the care you need more easily with laser dentistry.

What Is Laser Dentistry?

Our team in Cedar City, Utah, uses focused light beams to address gum disease, teeth with cavities, and other dental concerns. Instead of dental drills, scalpels, and other traditional tools, we can use soft tissue and hard tissue lasers to make for a better dental experience for our patients. 

Which Treatments Involve Laser Dentistry?

Our skilled dentist uses laser dentistry for several procedures, including:

Periodontal Therapy

A laser can reduce periodontal pocket depths and sterilize tissue to promote better healing.

Root Canal Treatment

Laser can be used in root canal therapy to clean the root canals more effectively.

Cosmetic Procedures

We use lasers to precisely remove unwanted gum tissue, prep teeth for veneers, and perform teeth whitening.


Lasers can remove infected portions of a tooth with pinpoint accuracy before we place a filling.

Crowns and Dentures Prep

We use lasers to best prepare the gums for dental implants and tooth restorations.

Why Patients Choose Dr. Tavoian

While many modern practices incorporate lasers into their treatments, here’s why patients choose our dentist to get the care they need:

  • State-of-the-Art Tools: Our dentist utilizes cutting-edge resources—including CEREC® technology—to provide convenient, streamlined care.
  • Comprehensive Dentistry: From cleanings and exams to implant placement and beyond, our practice can be your one-stop shop for dental care.
  • Affordable Care: We offer special discounts and accept financing to make getting the dental care you need as accessible as possible.

Nervous About Treatment? We Offer Sedation for Ensured Comfort

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Even with the gentle touch of lasers, patients still may feel wary about getting restorative dental work done or improving their smile. Our dental practice offers nitrous oxide sedation, oral conscious sedation, and intravenous (IV) sedation options to keep patients at ease every step of the way. For more information about how lasers and sedation can work together to keep you comfortable for your next dental procedure, reach out to our team in Utah today.

What Patients Are Saying About Our Cedar City, UT, Practice


Jadwiga Maruszewska

Cedar City, UT


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I met with Dr. Brian Tavoian for my first emergency dental visit. I am a new resident in Utah state...As soon as possible Dr. Brian fixed my tooth with my full satisfaction. I found the office professional, courteous, respectful and an excellent atmosphere from Dr. Brian and his staff.

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Maiyah Grant

Cedar City, UT


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He is kind, attentive, and compassionate. He takes pride and care in his work. He doesn’t rush through the appointment, and he takes time to make sure you understand the treatment plan and addresses your concerns. He is very personable and he genuinely takes time to get to know you. Happy to have finally found a good dentist in Southern Utah!

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Dr. Brian Tavoian

Brian K Tavoian Family Dentistry

Dr. Brian Tavoian, also known as the Smile Doctor, has been providing exceptional dental care to families in Cedar City, UT, since 1992. Our patients recommend us because of our:

  • Flexible financing options
  • Comfortable sedation
  • State-of-the-art technology

To request an appointment, please contact us online or call (435) 586-0123.

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