Watch the laser frenectomy video and hear Hillary’s reaction to how wildly successful and life-changing the procedure proved to be for her (just two weeks after the frenectomy procedure).
Ankyloglossia, or tongue-tie, is a common congenital abnormality where the lingual frenum is overly short and tight (posterior ankyloglossia) or aberrantly attached anteriorly to the ventral surface of the tongue (anterior ankyloglossia), 1 “tying” the tongue to the floor of the mouth.
Co-authored by Dr. Leonard Kundel, this piece touches the problems of Ankyloglossia, frenectomy, surgical modalities for lingual frenum revision, tongue-tie release in combination with OMT, the surgical goals of tongue-tie functional release, and how the CO2 laser works.
With CO2 laser frenectomy, patients reported less post-operative pain and discomfort than with the scalpel.
In order to rebuild the necessary orofacial function in children and adult patients, an extensive Tongue-Tie Functional Release includes the mandatory pre- and post- frenectomy myofunctional therapy and the SuperPulse CO2 Laser frenectomy, preferably under topical anesthesia and combined with Tongue Movement Assessment for Ideal Release to achieve optimal function. The choice for the CO2 laser wavelength and pulsing settings is based upon its unique absorption coefficient by the water-rich soft-tissue. Decreased wound contraction combined with minimal lateral tissue damage, less traumatic surgery, precise control over the depth of incision, and excellent hemostatic ability make the SuperPulse CO2 laser a safe and efficient alternative to scalpel, electrosurgery, electrocautery, diodes and erbium lasers.
Contact a Frenectomy Expert Today
Frenectomy is one of Dr. Kundel’s essential procedures when it comes to growth and development in children. He possesses expertise and years of experience performing this procedure using top of the line laser. Contact our offices at (203) 487–6020 to set up an appointment today.
Toothpaste most likely originated in China, Egypt, and India more than 6,000 years ago. In China, twigs and bones were mashed and mixed with water, salt, and flower petals to form a thick paste. This paste was then put on the end of a sharp bamboo leaf and applied to teeth. This proved to be a very effective treatment for gingivitis. Read more
The Meridian Tooth Chart is based on acupuncture meridians, pathways of energy that span across interrelated body parts, glands, and tissues. Read more
I am very very excited to share this video. It is under six minutes and will make a difference for someone you know and love. It is very powerful and ridiculously simple to accomplish.
Let me start with my history. Little over 7 years ago I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia. This is when your entire body has chronic widespread pain, fatigue, sleep disturbance and heightened pain sensation in response to tactile pressure. I was seeking help from many medical professionals knocking on every door out there. I was worried […]
By: John Diamond, M.D.
In 1975, Dr. George Goodheart mentioned a dentist, Dr. Willie May of Albuquerque, New Mexico who was achieving cures for many systemic diseases. I decided to study with him. I remember him well: a wiry man, mercurial, always active. Filled with passion and enthusiasm. Utterly, utterly dedicated to his work. And always smiling. His program lasted a week. Read more
Several people now have asked me, “why do I need to have cleanings and how often should I have them?”
These are great questions which often times are left unasked and unanswered. Read more
Everywhere you turn now days you see articles about how important it is to care for your gums. Mainstream media picked up the news and now everybody knows that gum disease and heart disease are somehow connected. Why are they connected and how? Read more
Dentists Practice Uses Holistic Approach
The Advocate, November 1, 2005
by Camilla A. Herrera
Leonard Kundel says his Stamford dental practice considers patients equal partners in determining appropriate treatment and care. It is the defining philosophy behind his holistic approach.
We want our patients to make educated decision about their own health, says Kundel in his online mission statement. That is why part of our job is to educate you and have you understand your options. Read more