Brynn Leroux, DDS had her own tongue tie released with her diode laser 9 months ago. Dr. Leroux’s tongue-tie was fully released but had scar tissue development over time, reducing her range of motion. Today, Drs. Robert Delarosa, Bradley Comeaux, Paige Sigsworth and Brynn Leroux with Associates in Pediatric Dentistry added the LightScalpel CO2 laser to their technology offerings. Her partner, Robert Delarosa, DDS, completed the tongue release with the LightScalpel laser and eliminated the scar tissue. Dr. Brynn Leroux insisted she have it done using only topical anesthetic solution so she could feel what her patients are experiencing, especially the infants that in most cases have minimal anesthesia. Dr. Leroux’s tongue-tie release was quick, clean, precise, and complete.
Unlike some dental lasers that cut with hot glass, LightScalpel uses the non-contact photon-based technology; this technology is utilized across all surgical specialties, including facioplastic and cosmetic surgery where uncomplicated, scar-free healing is essential. LightScalpel 10.6-micrometer CO2 laser brings numerous benefits to patients, including minimized or no bleeding, less post-op swelling and discomfort, reduced scarring (due to decreased activation of myofibroblasts at the wound margin in comparison with a scalpel), diminished risk of infection, shortened procedure time, and an overall smoother recovery.
Drs. Delarosa, Comeaux, Sigsworth and Leroux look forward to treating many infants and adolescents in Louisiana with their new technology by LightScalpel. Doctors that invest in the latest and most delicate surgical tool, such as the LightScalpel CO2 laser, are willing and excited about performing these procedures for their own families, friends and patients… and even on themselves!