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Dr. Daniel Quon
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
In brief: Depends
Some smaller areas of decay can be removed without local anesthesia.
There are a number of dentists who are using lasers to remove decay and are able to treat some decayed teeth comfortably without administering local anesthesia. Some describe the removal of decay with a laser as a much more comfortable procedure than the traditional drill. Deep areas of decay would likely require anesthesia.

In brief: Depends
Some smaller areas of decay can be removed without local anesthesia.
There are a number of dentists who are using lasers to remove decay and are able to treat some decayed teeth comfortably without administering local anesthesia. Some describe the removal of decay with a laser as a much more comfortable procedure than the traditional drill. Deep areas of decay would likely require anesthesia.
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