While we would like to think that most our patients will have simple routine dental cleanings, in many cases dental extractions are required. These extractions can cause short term pain and require your pet to heal, but the overall benefit to your pet’s health is tremendous. Use of the K-laser after a tooth extraction speeds healing and reduces post-operative pain. Patients that receive K-laser after a dental extraction wake from anesthesia calmer and more comfortable often requiring fewer pain medications. Because they heal faster, their recovery is quick and they are back to eating normal food and giving you kisses in no time at all! In some cases, like in this photo, post dental-work laser sessions can also help heal painful swollen gums.