Practical Laser Applications in General Practice

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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Dr. Brynn Leroux’s laser frenectomy and with new LightScalpel laser

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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Maxillary labial and buccal frenectomies by Ben A. Sutter, DMD

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.

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Tongue-Tie Functional Release

Article Summary. In order to rebuild the necessary orofacial function in children and adult patients, an extensive tongue-tie functional release includes the mandatory pre- and post frenectomy myofunctional therapy and the SuperPulse CO2 Laser frenectomy, preferably under topical anesthesia and combined with Tongue Movement Assessment for Ideal Release to achieve optimal function.

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Laser Frenectomy – Baby Bennett’s Story

After 6 weeks of anxiety, trying several different methods resulting in minimal weight gain (5 oz. above birth weight), baby Bennett was diagnosed with a stage III lip-tie and a stage IV, or "posterior", tongue-tie. The mother was then referred to The Brush Stop in Carlsbad, CA.

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