Laser therapy can be appealing for the patient if they feel at all anxious about treatment. After treatment, most laser therapy patients will experience reduced post-operative pain, gingival swelling, and discomfort. No stitches are required due to hemostasis. There may be occasions when other techniques, such as electrosurgery, may be quicker, but laser treatment tends to be more comfortable and less traumatic for the patient. Knowing that their dental practitioner uses a high-tech approach to dental care can also be reassuring. Soft tissue treatment allows procedures to be performed on young children and infants who would otherwise require a general anesthetic.