The Importance of Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy Before and After CO2 Laser Frenectomy in Achieving Optimal Orofacial Function
The article “The Importance of Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy Before and After CO2 Laser Frenectomy in Achieving Optimal Orofacial Function” by an ALSC faculty member Karen Wuertz, DDS, ABCDSM, DABLS, FOM, and Brooke Pettus, RDH, BSDH, COMS, goes over the advantages of integrating orofacial myofunctional therapy (OMT) with the release or oral tethered tissues (frenectomy) performed with a CO2 laser. The article features a case study of coauthor Brooke Pettus’ own personal experience with her tongue- and lip-tie release and OMT.
Optimal orofacial function in adult patients can be achieved through the extensive functional release of restrictive oral tissues through a SuperPulse CO2 laser frenectomy performed with a tongue and lip mobility assessment, and regular pre- and post-frenectomy OMT.
Both Dr. Karen Wuertz and Brooke Pettus presented at the Frenectomy Session of ALSC 2018 Symposium. To purchase a copy of their presentations, as well as 19 other presentations during the frenectomy session and combined ALSC 2018 sessions, click here.