Bite Size is excited to introduce a new laser to the practice!
So you might be wondering what this laser is used for in dentistry. While lasers can be used for numerous dental procedures, one of the most common uses in pediatric dentistry is for frenectomies.
What exactly is a frenectomy?
A frenectomy is the removal or release of a frenulum – the frenulum is the tissue that attaches the center of the upper lip to the area between the two front teeth (called a labial frenulum) or the tissue that connects the floor of the mouth to the tongue (called the lingual frenulum).
When these frenum attachments are “heavy” or “tight”, it may be recommended by your child’s pediatrician or dentist to have the tissue released, also known as a frenectomy. A frenectomy can be recommended for several reasons:
By using the laser for frenectomies, dentists can aid in revising some of these common issues. If you think your child may have a lip or tongue tie or your pediatrician has recommended a frenectomy be done for your child, our office is here to help!
Check out the video below to see a tongue tie revision using the laser!