dentist LaserIn laser dentistry, lasers are used to remove or alter hard and soft tissues in a variety of dental procedures. There are many FDA approved uses for lasers in the United States. Many times, lasers are used in procedures involving soft tissues in the mouth like the gums.

Lasers can help streamline many procedures, as they can be used to cut and remove soft gum tissue, providing improved visibility and dental access when reshaping the gums for aesthetic purposes. Sometimes lasers are used to remove excess gum tissue and help alleviate tight muscle attachments in the mouth or treat oral ulcers and cold sores. Laser therapy can also treat periodontal disease, or gum infection, by removing the infected lining of gum tissue around the teeth and supporting the regeneration of healthy gum tissue.

Laser treatment may reduce bleeding during and after surgical procedures, cause less discomfort (and subsequently reduce the need for anesthesia) and reduce swelling. Lasers can be used in a number of dental procedures, including teeth whitening, restorations, and detecting tooth decay. Any and all laser treatment options will be covered by your doctor before any work is done.


Laser gum therapy cleans up the toxins in the infected areas of the gums which encourages the bodies immune system to heal itself. With regular and professional care you can have the peace of mind of stable bone and clean breathe and the ability to chew what you wish.

When laser treatment is used on soft tissue, like gums, it is rarely accompanied by freezing. There is little or no bleeding, recovery time is minimal, and the gum or other tissue will heal far more quickly than surgical procedures undertaken with a scalpel. Laser treatments remove less tissue than conventional surgery which results in a treatment that is less painful to the patient.

Benefits of Laser Gum Therapy

No general anesthetic is needed, as is sometimes required for other forms of dental surgery.
Lasers can target the diseased areas precisely and accurately.
Bleeding, pain and swelling are limited because periodontal laser therapy is less invasive than regular surgery.
Recovery and healing times are shorter.