Incision and Coagulation/Hemostasis Depth Control During a CO₂ Laser Lingual Frenectomy

Check out this great article: “Incision and Coagulation/Hemostasis Depth Control During a CO2 Laser Lingual Frenectomy” by Cara Riek, DNP, RN, FNP-BC, IBCLC, DABLS, and Peter Vitruk, PhD, MInstP, CPhys, DABLS.

This comprehensive article elucidates the main principles of controlling the laser’s depth of incision, and the depth of coagulation / hemostasis during a CO2 laser frenectomy. It then goes on to illustrate these principles through a case study on the revision of a tongue-tie that was previously released with a hot tip diode.

“Immediately after the tongue-tie release, the patient could open her mouth to 46 mm. Completely healed, the patient was able to open to 52 mm – a 16 mm improvement (44%) over pre-surgery measurement.”

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