Lakefront Family Dentistry Performs Frenectomies Using the Solea Laser
Lakefront Family Dentistry is now performing frenectomies to correct tongue ties and lip ties in infants, children, and adults using the practice’s Solea Laser. Using the Solea Laser to perform lingual and maxillary frenectomies helps to solve a variety of problems—including breastfeeding issues and speech difficulties.
Lakefront Family Dentistry—a luxury dental practice located in Lake Elsinore, CA—uses the Solea Laser extensively throughout its practice. “The Solea Laser is the leading all-tissue dental laser on the market,” said Dr. Mark Phillipe. “Lakefront Family Dentistry has been using it for a wide variety of procedures—ranging from filling cavities to gingivectomies.”
The Solea Laser is a CO2 all-tissue dental laser used for soft tissue surgeries. The laser produces a very narrow, intense beam of light energy that—when it comes into contact with tissue—can remove or reshape the tissue.
The Solea Laser means treatments are faster, more precise, and do not require anesthesia. As a result, procedures result in less bleeding, minimal swelling, no sutures, and almost no discomfort. There is also less chance of bacterial infections.
Using the Solea Laser to perform a frenectomy is ideal because the procedure is less invasive and quick—with patients experiencing little bleeding and discomfort. With a traditional frenectomy, anesthesia is required, and the procedure can take 10 to 15 minutes. Utilizing the Solea Laser, the entire procedure can be performed in 30 to 60 seconds—without the need for anesthesia.
“Using the Solea Laser is the most comfortable, fastest, and easiest way to complete a frenectomy,” said Dr. Derek Hauser. “The healing period is much faster and easier than traditional methods for frenectomies.”
A lingual frenectomy is typically performed on infants with tongue ties. Tongue ties happen when the lingual frenulum (the thin tissue that connects the tongue to the bottom of the mouth) is too short—thereby limiting the tongue’s ability to move and making it difficult to swallow or speak. In infants, this can lead to breastfeeding problems. In children or adults, tongue ties can result in speech difficulties, jaw pain, or underbites.
Tongue ties occur in approximately 5% of babies, are more prevalent in males than females, and tend to run in families. Tongue ties often occur with lip ties. Patients are considered “lip tied” when the labial frenulum (the tissue that attaches to the upper lip to the gums) is very tight or large.
Lip ties make it difficult to move the upper lip. This can lead to breastfeeding difficulties, speech problems, gaps between front teeth, and difficulties cleaning teeth and gums. The procedure to correct lip ties is called a maxillary frenectomy.
“Lakefront Family Dentistry is committed to providing patients with technologically advanced dental care in a calm and relaxing environment,” said Dr. Mark Phillipe, DDS. “We’re thrilled to offer patients of all ages in Riverside County and Southern California the opportunity to undergo lingual and maxillary frenectomies quickly and with little discomfort using the Solea Laser.”
For more information about Lakefront Family Dentistry, contact the company here:
Lakefront Family Dentistry
31571 Canyon Estates Dr #117 Lake Elsinore, CA 92532