The words root canal are often met with fear and dread. It is not always a patient’s chosen alternative when they have a tooth that has abscessed. Dr. Trovato has been utilizing a laser to assist him in performing root canal treatment for almost 20 years. In fact, Dr. Trovato was the very first dentist in the State of NJ to be certified in the use of a laser to aid in the root canal procedure. The use of the laser helps to keep the procedure more conservative, and helps us to complete the root canal in a single visit in most situations. Not all teeth are a candidate for laser root canal treatment, but when it can be used, the laser offers many advantages over some of the other existing techniques.