Laser dentistry utilizes some of the most advanced technology available in dentistry. A dental laser produces a powerful beam of laser light that is highly controllable, and which can be used instead of a dental probe or dental drill. There are all sorts of different ways we can use laser dentistry here in McLoughlin Dental Care as laser dentistry can treat both soft and hard tissues, meaning your gum tissues, your teeth and the bone around your teeth. For example, dental lasers can be used to pinpoint the earliest signs of tooth decay. They are extremely useful for treating gum disease because of the precise nature and sterilizing action of the laser beam. If you suffer from painful canker sores or mouth ulcers, a dental laser can be useful in treating the very earliest symptoms when that first tingling sensation appears.