Laser DentistryDr. Rief now uses a diode laser in her dental practice. This is a soft tissue laser that can be used for minor surgical procedures including cosmetic recontouring of the gums. Many of these procedures can be performed without anesthesia. There is less healing time when using a laser and can also be used to treat the bacteria found in gum pockets. The laser can also be used to treat mouth ulcers and cold sores. Please call our office to learn more about the uses of the diode laser.