Laser Information

     There are many different types of lasers.  In the mouth, we need a soft tissue laser to treat the tied tissue. Inexpensive diode lasers use hot glass tips to cut the tied tissue, which can cause pain and scarring.  These diode lasers stay in contact with the tissue during the treatment process. You will also hear dentists using Erbium lasers for frenectomies. These are even more powerful than diodes especially to cut teeth and bone.

 

     Team Tongue Tie uses a CO2 laser to perform our frenectomies.  It is faster, more gentle, and works just above the tissue.  There is no tissue contact and or excessive thermal damage.  Many providers do not use anesthesia for this procedure.

 

     Our PBM laser is a low level cold laser that works by photobiomodulation.  It brings healing properties to the treatment area so the body can heal itself naturally.  It can be used to accelerate healing of open sores, wounds, and herpes blisters. It will also treat muscular or joint pain, tooth pain, inflammation, and is used for local pain control and anesthesia.  It can be used for headache treatment and sinus pain also.  Dentists that have a cold laser will use it on the tooth and be able to fix up to 3 cavities in a tooth without the use of local anesthetic injection.