Search Results for “Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy

 

A Team Approach to Functional Laser Frenuloplasty and Optimal Orofacial Function
By: Mugno, Melissa and Erson, Tara | Published: 2019 in Dental Sleep Practice

The functional laser frenuloplasty consists of the following three equally important parts: methodical pre-frenuloplasty OMT, CO2 laser release with the frequent assessment of the tongue mobility and the presence of tension, and methodical post–frenuloplasty OMT.

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Kirk B. Kollmann, DMD, Interview

Kirk B. Kollmann, DMD, shares his experience performing infant tongue-tie releases (frenectomy) with the LightScalpel CO2 laser, diode laser, and scissors. He also details the experience of the patient and

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Tongue-Tie Functional Release
By: Fabbie, Paula, Kundel, Leonard, and Vitruk, Peter | Published: 2016 in Dental Sleep Practice

A tongue-tie functional release includes mandatory pre- and post myofunctional therapy and the CO2 laser frenectomy, preferably under topical anesthesia and combined with Tongue Movement Assessment to achieve optimal function.

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Bibliography

Kaplan M, Vitruk P. LightScalpel 10,600 nm CO2 Laser Procedures in Pediatric Patients. Dent Sleep Practice. Fall 2020:44-47. Glazkova A, Vitruk P. CO2 Laser Surgery Post-Operative Pain and Healing: A

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LightScalpel Functional Frenectomies and Frenuloplasties: A Partial Literature Review
By: Vitruk, Peter | Published: 2020 in Dental Sleep Practice

Find out why doctors choose the LightScalpel CO2 laser when performing functional frenectomies and frenuloplasties. This partial literature review emphasizes the importance of oro-myofunctional therapy and weighs the differences between the LightScalpel and other laser modalities when treating tethered oral tissues.

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Functional Frenectomy (Osteopathically Guided)
By: Geis, Michael, Kundel, Leonard, and Vitruk, Peter | Published: 2018 in Dental Sleep Practice

In order to rebuild the necessary orofacial function in adult patients, a Tongue-Tie Functional Release includes the mandatory pre- and post- frenectomy myofunctional therapy and the CO2 laser frenectomy...

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Osteopathically-guided release of oral restriction

This video shows an osteopathically-guided release of oral restrictions with the LightScalpel CO2 Laser and a return to proper orofacial function. The real-time osteopathic assessment by Michael Geis, DO, took place during the laser frenectomy, guiding Leonard Kundel, DMD for to the ideal oral restriction release.

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