We are excited to offer the benefits of diode laser treatments to our patients receiving orthodontic treatment. With the use of a specialized diode laser, we are able to efficiently and comfortably remove excess gum tissue. The best part is that we can usually do the entire treatment with only topical anesthetic with no need for needles or shots. We simply apply a small amount of the gel topical anesthetic to the gums for a few minutes and then remove the needed tissue with the laser. Recovery usually takes 1-3 days and patients describe the healing process similar to eating a hot cheese pizza.