Laser frenectomy

Dental steps for Laser frenectomy

  • Anesthetic
  • .8-1.4 W continuous
  • Release upward to form diamond
  • Removal all vertical fibers to periosteum
  • Score horizontally with blade
  • Hydrogen peroxide to clean
  • Vitamin E oil

 

I like to treat this few months prior to ortho being removed

 

Post-op

  • Avoid spicy or acidic (citrus, wine) foods or drinks for 3 days.
  • Avoid sharp foods like chips for 3 days
  • May need ibuprofen for pain
  • Heals with a white or gray soft scab that will coat area for 7-10 days
  • Laser is antibacterial so infection highly unlikely but dabbing CHX will help
  • Cold pack if swelling (unlikely)
  • Brush carefully in that area not disturbing wound