A laser is a high tech devise that generates a tiny beam of very concentrated light. This beam of light brings energy into your mouth through a tiny fiber, to help remove areas of infection and remove gum disease around the teeth with great precision and accuracy. The laser beam sterilizes the affected area and seals off blood vessels, which minimizes the chance of bleeding and infection. The need for local anesthetic is reduced but it is still commonly used during the treatment of all soft tissues, including gums. Other benefits of laser treatment include: faster healing, decreased sensitivity, shorter appointments, and less post-treatment discomfort.