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The Importance of Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy Before and After CO2 Laser Frenectomy in Achieving Optimal Orofacial Function

by Karen M. Wuertz, DDS, ABCDSM, ABLS, FOM, and Brooke Pettus, RDH, BSDH, COMS Frenectomy Methods Frenotomies performed with a scalpel or scissors can be accompanied by significant bleeding, obscuring …

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Functional Frenectomy (Osteopathically Guided)

In order to rebuild the necessary orofacial function in adult patients, a Tongue-Tie Functional Release1 includes the mandatory pre- and post- frenectomy myofunctional therapy and the CO2 laser frenectomy, preferably under topical anesthesia and in combination with the Tongue Movement Assessment for ideal release to achieve optimal function.

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10,600-nm CO2 Laser Frenectomies in Pediatric Patients with Compromised Airway & Swallowing: Case Reports by Martin Kaplan, DMD, and Peter Vitruk, PhD

The 10,600-nm CO2 laser provides effective and spatially accurate soft-tissue incisions, with excellent coagulation ability due to close match between photo-thermal coagulation depth and the diameters of oral soft tissue …

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10,600-nm CO2 Laser Frenectomies in Pediatric Patients with Compromised Airway & Swallowing: Case Reports by Martin Kaplan, DMD, and Peter Vitruk, PhD

The 10,600-nm CO2 laser provides effective and spatially accurate soft-tissue incisions, with excellent coagulation ability due to close match between photo-thermal coagulation depth and the diameters of oral soft tissue …

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