Dr. Telthorst is certified in the use of the CO2 soft tissue laser. This can be an invaluable tool to treat certain gum problems. The laser can refine, reshape, or remove many gum problems without the need for scalpels, sutures, or complicated surgery. Conditions can include puffy overgrown gums (known as a gummy smile), treatment of cold sores, fever blisters, tongue ties, and sore gums grown over wisdom teeth. Laser use produces a clean, bloodless wound that heals quickly and comfortably for the patient. Healing time frequently is just a couple days, where most people continue with business as usual the same day.