Laser therapy is a new dental advancement where laser technology is used to treat a number of dental treatments, including biopsies, periodontal treatment and pain therapy. The lasers we use at our practice are an alternative to the common, hand-held scalpel, drills, and other tools. These lasers direct an invisible energy beam onto problem areas and allow us to effectively treat decayed teeth, enamel, and gums. This treatment has a dramatically reduced healing period since there is no physical cutting of gum tissue and is therefore very beneficial to the 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.