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Laser Surgery (Tongue-tie/Frenectomy)


What is a Lightscalpel Co2 Laser?

The LightScalpel CO2 laser is a device that produces a concentrated beam of light. This laser beam vaporizes tissue, while sealing blood vessels at the same time.


What is Laser Surgery and how does it work?

Traditional surgery with a scalpel or scissors can bruise or crush tissue.  By using the LightScalpel CO2 laser (a light that interacts with the oral tissue), we can prevent trauma to the tissue while keeping a very narrow coagulation zone – almost the width of a human hair.


The LightScalpel CO2 laser has the unique ability to vaporize or ‘erase’ tissue. The LightScalpel CO2 laser can be used to make incisions, as well as to remove unhealthy tissue. Our laser is so precise that it can selectively remove only a few cells at a time if needed. At the same time, it is powerful enough to remove the largest of tumors.


Are Lightscalpel Laser procedures safe?

The laser is as safe as other instruments. Your child will wear special protective glasses, just as you would to protect your eyes from sun exposure. Years of experience in medicine and oral surgery went into the design of the LightScalpel laser, which was made to provide superior care for our patients.


Is Laser Surgery appropriate for my child?

The LightScalpel CO2 laser can perform a wide variety of surgical procedures. Schedule a consultation with us to find out if your child is a candidate for laser surgery.

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