The CO2 laser does NOT cut, it is more a “vaporization” of tissue that occurs with light energy. There are many benefits of using the CO2 laser for frenectomies. There is very little discomfort with the laser. There is almost no bleeding from the laser procedure as the laser seals blood vessels at the same time. Lasers sterilize at touch therefore have less risk of infection and faster healing. There is no recovery time,immediate successful feeding is not unusual.