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Dentists use lasers to remove tooth decay, treat gum disease, biopsy tissue, and whiten teeth. Oftentimes, lasers cause less pain than traditional dental work, plus, they minimize bleeding and swelling. Unfortunately, lasers can't be used on teeth that already have fillings.

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      • What is gum disease (gingivitis)?
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      • What causes gum disease?
      • Does gum disease cause bad breath?
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      • What is the treatment for gum disease?
      • What types of specialists treat gum disease?
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      • Is it possible to reverse gum disease?
      • Is gum disease associated with other health problems?
      • How is gum disease managed in children?
      • How is gum disease managed in pregnancy?
      • Is it possible to prevent gum disease?
      • What is the best toothpaste to use to prevent gum disease?
      • Is gum disease contagious?
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      Oral Cancer Article
      • Oral cancer facts*
      • What is the oral cavity?
      • What is cancer?
      • Who's at risk for oral cancer?
      • What are the symptoms of oral cancer?
      • How is oral cancer diagnosed?
      • How is oral cancer treated?
      • Methods of treatment
      • What are the side effects of treatment for oral cancer?
      • What is rehabilitation for oral cancer?
      • What happens after treatment for oral cancer?
      • What does the future hold for patients with oral cancer?
      • What resources are available to patients with oral cancer?
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      • Cancer facts
      • What is cancer?
      • What causes cancer?
      • What are cancer symptoms and signs?
      • What are the different types of cancer?
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      • How is cancer staging determined?
      • What is the treatment for cancer?
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      • What is the prognosis for cancer?
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