If you’re like many people, going to a dentist serving St. Louis for a filling or periodontal disease treatment may not be high on your list of favorite things. However, thanks to laser dentistry, your next dental visit could be much less painful and more efficient than ever before. Lasers were approved for dental use in 1990, and can be used to treat tooth decay, control gum disease, contour the gums, and remove tissue for biopsies. Because lasers are more precise than dental drills and scalpels, more healthy tissue and tooth structure is left intact during treatments. Check out this infographic from West County Dental, a St. Louis periodontist’s office, to learn more about laser dentistry, what it’s used for, and its benefits. Please share with your friends and family!