There appears to be a relationship between maxillary lip tie (ankyloglossia and shortened maxillary labial frenula) and AIR. Treatment of these infants with a relatively simple frenotomy procedure may reduce or eliminate reflux. As a result, many of these infants may be spared from invasive testing or medications that have been shown to have potentially significant side effects.

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LightScalpel has returned from the Academy of Laser Dentistry 2015 meeting that took place on Feb. 5-7 2015 in Palm Springs, CA. Co-authored by Drs. Cobb, Kaplan, Levine, Linden, Nordquist,

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The 10.6 micrometers CO2 laser is both an efficient and spatially precise photo-thermal ablation device and excellent coagulator because of the close match between its coagulation depth and the diameters

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