Ben A. Sutter, DMD, performs maxillary labial and buccal frenectomies with a LightScalpel CO2 laser. The video is narrated by Dr. Sutter as he performs the frenectomies. He notes several advantages of CO2 laser surgery and shows the surgical site healing at 2 postoperative checkups.
Maxillary labial and buccal laser frenectomies video by Ben A. Sutter, DMD
The patient, a 62 year old Caucasian female, presented with two restrictive frenums – maxillary labial and buccal – that created significant tension and could lead to gingival recession.
Dr. Sutter uses a LightScalpel CO2 laser. The tip never touches the patient. The laser beam instantly cauterizes as it cuts the tissue.
Dr. Sutter shows the healing process and checks for reattachment. During the first checkup he notes the healing and that the frenectomies were a success. During the second checkup he notes the pink tissue, excellent healing, and a lot less tension compared to preoperative.
About Dr. Sutter
Ben A. Sutter, DMD, FAGD, FICCMO, LVIF is a general dentist practicing in Eugene, OR. Click on the following link to learn more about the doctor: Beautiful Smiles – Meet Dr. Sutter.