Unlike the traditional Osseous Surgery, LANAP™ laser gum surgery does not require the use of a blade, or sutures. It is a minimally invasive surgery that results in very little gum recession and pain for the patient. The laser operates at a wavelength that can tell the difference between the diseased and healthy tissue. The laser is extremely safe and selective. Dr. Lanier, can remove the diseased tissue and bacteria from your gums without harming, cutting, or removing healthy tissue.