Laser Removal of Excess Soft Tissue and Soft Tissue Tumors
Surgical lasers have been used in dentistry for several years to remove excess soft tissue and soft tissue tumors. There are several advantages of removing this tissue by laser. These include less swelling after surgery, less pain from the tissue removal than conventional surgery, faster healing, and no scarring at the surgical site. The lack of scarring during healing gives the patient a better result than alternative methods.
The laser also seals the wound during tissue removal allowing the surgeon better visibility, no bleeding during surgery, and more control of the amount of tissue removal. The result is a more precise procedure with minimal after-effects.