There are two types of lasers used in dentistry today. The soft tissue laser is used for gingival recontouring or lesion removal. The tissue has less bleeding, heals faster, and swelling is reduced.

The hard tissue laser is an instrument that may be used to trim or cut bone or teeth. Very fine cutting can be accomplished with this instrument that results in less chair time, cleaner operating field, and less trauma to the hard tissue structures.

Both soft and hard tissue laser use requires local anesthetic.

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