Laser treatment of your teeth means finding and removing decay with greater precision. Drilling to remove decay also takes a large portion of otherwise healthy tooth, reducing the inherent strength of the tooth and giving you a larger filling. The laser beam is delivered under a cooling air and water spray. The tooth surface is sterilized, leaving no bacteria under the filling to cause any more decay to occur.
When laser treatment is used on soft tissue, like gums, it is seldom accompanied by freezing. There is little or no bleeding, recovery time is minimal, and the gum or other tissue will heal far more quickly than surgical procedures undertaken with scalpel. Laser treatments removes less tissue than conventional surgery which results in a treatment that is less painful to the patient.