Use of CO2 laser in lingual and labial frenectomy

@inproceedings{Fiorotti2000UseOC,
  title={Use of CO2 laser in lingual and labial frenectomy},
  author={Renata Cristina Fiorotti and Bruno Siqueira Bellini and Nilceu P. Cassitas and Diva H. Z. Baldin and Ester Maria Danielli Nicola},
  booktitle={Photonics West - Biomedical Optics},
  year={2000}
}
Ankiloglossia or frenum lingual alteration leads to important tongue dysfunction, which, besides discomfort and pain during function, is generally responsible for the difficulty to express specific phonemes. In other cases, a heavy muscular abnormal attachment of labial frenum can promote clinical changes. In such case, an eventual orthodontic therapy is indicated and aesthetic alteration is observed. In both cases, surgical removal is indicated. The surgery, for prevention purposes, must be… 
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Early lingual frenectomy assisted by CO2 laser helps prevention and treatment of functional alterations caused by ankyloglossia.
TLDR
A literature review on correct lingual positioning in relation to orthodontic and phonetic function as well as an assessment of 15 patients who underwent frenectomy utilizing the carbon dioxide laser demonstrated that this technique is safe, effective and perfect for use in young children and can be performed in an outpatient unit.

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