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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Use Of Co2 Laser In Lingual And Labial Frenectomy
Author: Fiorotti Renata Cristina
Bellini Bruno Siqueira
Cassitas Nilceu Pereira
Baldin Diva Helena
Nicola Ester Maria Danielli
Abstract: 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 done as soon as possible, but considering that the majority of patients are young (5-14 years old), difficulties during surgery are expected to occur. Correction of speech or orthodontic dysfunction in advanced ages is much more complex and difficult than in childhood. In the present work we demonstrate that the use of CO2 lasers in these cases are advantageous and simple. The laser energy causes the tissue of the frenum to open in the classic shape with no bleeding and no need for suture, reducing the risk of cross-contamination and of postoperative infection. Scarring and other complications are also minimized. A CO2 laser (continuous, 8 W, 10.6 micrometers) was used assisted with local anesthesia. The major advantage of laser is the possibility of its application in early ages, preventing further problems.
Editor: Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers, Bellingham, WA, United States
Rights: aberto
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Date Issue: 2000
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