A vestibuloplasty is a series of surgical procedures designed to restore alveolar ridge height by lowering the muscles and ligament attached to the buccal, labial, and lingual aspects of the jaws. A vestibuloplasty is performed to enlarge the denture-bearing area and to ensure the comfort, function, and stability of a denture.

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While most articles on technology focus on the dollars and cents of the ROI, and these are important topics, this article focused on the scientific choice of a CO2, versus a diode and how it has allowed for a more comfortable and faster healing experience for my patients.

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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. Her partner, Robert Delarosa, DDS, completed the tongue release with the LightScalpel laser and eliminated the scar tissue.

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The CO2 laser is the best suited soft-tissue surgical laser for the frenectomy procedure because, both cutting and hemostasis is achieved photo-thermally (radiantly). We answer some of the most commonly asked questions about laser frenectomies with the LightScalpel surgical / dental laser.

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