Dentists in Germany are using laser drills.
Shane McGlaun wrote in a blog for Slash Gear that he hates going to the dentist, but the development of new laser drills could help him get over his dental fears.
He commented: “Over in Germany, they are working with a sweet laser drill that is designed to cover treatment of soft tissue.”
Mr McGlaun said that in general, it is the pain and “horrible noise” that traditional drills cause which make him less inclined to visit his dentist for regular check-ups.
Elsewhere, individuals who have missing teeth have been advised that dental implants could be the perfect solution to their problem.
New York periodontist Dr Hiroshi Kimura recently claimed that the devices can offer a permanent solution to tooth loss and the prosthetic that is attached can be treated and maintained just as a person would one of their own teeth.