To repair the damage to the tissue, the infection must be cleaned out and the pockets must also be sealed off. In the past, that meant oral surgery with sutures. Instead, Dr. Wanatick uses laser technology to remove the diseased tissue and bacteria. The laser is also used to help seal the pocket so that new germs will not get back in. There is less traumatic to the gum tissue, thus reducing the healing time and providing a more comfortable procedure for the patient.