Are You All Tied Up?

Download / Print PDF By Shelly Klein, MD What is a Tongue-Tie? Ankyloglossia, or tongue-tie, is a common abnormality from birth where the tissue under the tongue (lingual frenum) is

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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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