About 40 years ago, it would be safe to say that the world of dentistry was in limbo: it was coming up with all these remarkable ideas and concepts which seemed to work okay, yet the tools to see these ideas through were holding the treatments back; scalpels and drills did the job, but also did a lot of damage too, which meant the recovery period after any procedure could be lengthy. Then one day, the laser came along and from that point on, dentistry set itself free. The wonderful thing about laser surgery is how slick it is: it works without vibration, so causes minimal damage to your teeth; it cuts through tissue without causing the surrounding areas trauma like a scalpel would, and hence removes the need for stitching. And as laser surgery developed, it began being used for all manner of dental treatments; the obvious benefactors of this are tooth decay treatments- now quick and painless. More intricate operations like solving periodontal and gum disease conditions have been massively improved thanks to laser surgery. Gum contouring too has radically changed and can be done in as little as 30 minutes and variations on the theme can also whiten your teeth effectively in an hour. But probably the best example of the way the laser works is in the treatment of tooth loss and the placement of dental implants; once very complex, you can now have them fitted in a day. If you want to know more about how lasers have defined the future of dental treatments in Kingston-upon-Thames and how you can benefit, Mulberry Dental of Walton-on-Thames in Surrey can tell you all you need to know.