The first dental laser was approved for use in 1976. Since then, laser technology has greatly improved many dental procedures. Treating the soft areas in your mouth is a lot easier and more comfortable thanks to lasers.
A laser uses energized light to precisely remove soft tissue. The light beam simultaneously sculpts and cauterizes the area. That means there is little to no bleeding, making your healing time faster. The laser beam sterilizes the tissue, reducing the chance of infection.
The laser targets just the area to be treated, leaving surrounding areas untouched. Because lasers work on a cellular level, the procedure is usually painless.