In some cases, laser dentistry can replace the need to drill teeth or to use other, more invasive dental equipment.
Dental lasers can be used during a bonding procedure and to remove tooth decay, replace scaling, perform periodontal surgery, enhance tooth whitening and treat some forms of sleep apnoea. General dentists, family dentists, periodontists and cosmetic dentists may perform laser dentistry. Availability of the latest technology varies among dentists.
Special treatment considerations are made for infants, young children, adolescents, people with special needs and the elderly.