SuperPulse 10,600 nm CO2 Laser Revision of Lingual Frenum Previously Released with a Diode Hot Glass Tip
“SuperPulse 10,600 nm CO2 Laser Revision of Lingual Frenum Previously Released with a Diode Hot Glass Tip” by Karen Wuertz, DDS, DABLS, and Peter Vitruk, PhD, DABLS. Read this article on DentalSleepPractice.com
This article discusses how proper orofacial function in patients can be restored by an extensive functional release of restrictive lingual frenum with a SuperPulse CO2 laser. A functional release should be accompanied by the tongue mobility assessment and mandatory oro-myofunctional therapy (OMT) as an important part of post-release protocol to ensure optimal function (chewing, swallowing, speaking, proper tongue posture and breathing patterns). Due to reduced wound contraction, minimal thermal tissue damage, less traumatic surgery, precise depth of incision and hemostatic efficiency, the SuperPulse 10,600 nm CO2 laser is the most effective alternative to scalpel, electrocautery, diodes and erbium lasers.