The use of a laser can sometimes replace the need for a drill or anesthesia, thus reducing pain and allowing you to have a more relaxing experience. Laser treatment also can be more precise than other methods, and lasers can be used to control swelling and minimize bleeding—reducing postoperative discomfort
and healing time.
When used by a trained practitioner who follows accepted practices, dental lasers are a safe and effective treatment option. Lasers are not appropriate for every dental procedure, however, so talk to your dentist to learn if laser treatment is right for you.