CO2 Laser Lingual Frenectomy

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CO2 Laser Lingual Frenectomy

Jay B. Reznick, DMD, MD, Dipl. American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, discusses in this video a CO2 laser Lingual Frenectomy procedure. Each step of the surgery is described in detail, from the patient’s symptoms and initial examination to post-operative care instructions.

What is a frenectomy? A frenectomy (also known as frenulectomy, frenotomy, or lip- or tongue-tie release) is the excision of a frenulum, a small fold of tissue that prevents part of the body from moving too far. A frenectomy can be performed with a soft-tissue laser, such as CO2, Diode (hot tip), Nd:YAG, and Er:YAG. The CO2 laser is the ideal laser for both cutting and coagulating soft tissue during a frenectomy. Learn more on our CO2 Laser Frenectomy FAQ page.

Finding the Best Frenectomy Tool Video - There are many different tools that can be used to perform a frenectomy procedure. Hear from doctors who use a LightScalpel CO2 laser and why they prefer to only do this procedure with the laser. Hear from doctors and watch several tongue-tie, buccal-tie, and lip-tie releases procedures.

The release of tongue-tie (lingual frenectomy) with the CO2 laser is a quick and gentle procedure that, in most cases, is bloodless and requires no sutures. The laser offers many advantages over traditional surgical methods, such as minimized bleeding, less swelling and discomfort, reduced risk of infection, shortened procedure time, and smoother recovery.

Dr. Reznick is the Director of the Southern California Center for Oral and Facial Surgery, in Tarzana, California.

Published on February 17, 2013


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