Doctor's Desk

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 about dentists using Erbium lasers for frenectomies. These are even more powerful than diodes and can also be used 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.

C02 Laser Treatments

The CO2 laser wavelength of 10.6 micrometers is universally regarded as best suited for soft-tissue laser surgery, due to its excellent absorption by soft-tissue for both cutting/ablation and coagulation/hemostasis on the margins of the cut/ablation.

 

  • Frenectomies of tongue, lip, and cheek/buccal ties

  • Removal Normal Moles or Warts

  • Oral Canker Sores

  • Oral Herpes Lesions

  • Removal of Skin Tags

  • Ingrown Toenail removal

Cold Laser Treatments

Our PBM laser is a low level cold laser that works by photobiomodulation. Phototherapy is an effective, non-invasive, drug-free solution that has no known side effects. It has been used as a means for reducing pain and speeding healing for over 30 years. Professional clinicians use phototherapy to stimulate the body’s natural repair processes at the cellular level. 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.  

            

 

  • Post-Frenectomy Pain

  • Plugged Breast Milk Ducts

  • Engorged Breasts

  • Post-Op Bleeding

  • Sinus Congestion and Pain

  • Oral Cold Sores and Herpes Lesions

  • Nerve Pain

  • Arthritis

  • TMJ Pain

  • ​Sprains/Strains

  • Plantar Fasciitis

  • Orthodontic Pain

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

  • Hypersensitive Gums and Gingivitis

  • Low Back Pain, Joint and Muscle Pain