Drs. Katsura, Khalil, Nakazato, Khosrovani, Miyahara, Uritani and Ruehe are now utilizing laser technology in addition to making every effort to administer local anesthetics in a slow, gentle, and comfortable manner, thus reducing any pain that may accompany dental treatment. The duration of numbness after treatment varies from patient to patient and depends on what method was used. Laser technology offers no soft tissue numbness! Generally local anesthetic numbness wears off after two to three hours. Parents must be careful to watch their child after local anesthetic for chewing or biting of inner cheeks or tongue that can cause them to be injured. Laser technology offers none of those concerns!