Dental lasers (laser surgery) are a new treatment option for many people that can be used to treat diseases of hard and soft tissues and teeth. The dental laser is a machine that focuses a beam of energy down a hollow tube of a thin strand of glass filament. Lasers are a safe way to allow your prosthodontist to remove extra gum tissue. This focused heated energy can remove the tissue being worked on. It also lessens bleeding and swelling, and kills bacteria limiting disease potential. Using laser surgery may also reduce the need for dentalanesthesia, giving your prosthodontist more control with bleeding, less swelling after a procedure, and less discomfort.