Laser dentistry is the latest advancement in dental technology. It’s used to treat a wide range of dental and cosmetic problems from cavities to teeth whitening. The lasers are an alternative to the common hand-held scalpel, drills, or other tools you’ve become accustom to. These lasers direct an invisible energy beam onto problem areas and allow us to efficiently treat decayed teeth, enamel, and gums. The benefit of this dental technology is that it can minimize the pain most often associated with dental procedures, meaning more comfort to our patients. Clinical studies show that approximately 96% of all patients require no anesthesia when lasers are being used during dental treatments. Dental lasers have been approved by the Food and Drug Administration and are safe for both adults and children.