Laser dentistry is very similar to other forms of precision laser surgery. All lasers focus light amplified by radiation until it can cut or vaporize tissue. It’s minimally invasive, making it ideal for gum surgery and cavity treatment. Although, laser dentistry can also be used for a variety of cosmetic treatments including teeth whitening and gum reshaping. Overall, it offers a more comfortable treatment option when compared to drills and other tools. However, sometimes traditional drills are still required, especially with certain types of filling. The two primary types of procedures laser dentistry is used for are hard tissue and soft tissue.