Soft tissue lasers are used to safely remove soft tissue, such as excess gum tissue.
The soft tissue laser can also be employed to destroy bacteria in gum pockets, preventing infection and allowing the tissue to return to a healthy state. The soft tissue laser enabled the dentist to treat our patients with extreme accuracy and eliminates the need for most stitches. Our office uses a ND:YAG laser to selectively remove infected tissue and the type of bacteria that are known to cause gum disease. This process is called LANAP (Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure). The results are comparable to conventional gum surgery without the level of discomfort, sensitivity, and recession associated with conventional osseous surgery. Most people can resume their normal activities the same day.