Your dentist will first anesthetize the area. A soft tissue diode laser is used to incise the tissue and cauterize it. After the procedure, you will be given instructions on how to maintain your new smile. Your dentist will use sutures to secure the tissues around your teeth during the procedure. Part of the cost may be covered by some dental insurance policies. Before you undergo a procedure such as this, it is important to talk with your dentist about your insurance.