The ability of the CO2 laser to coagulate tissue during incision is especially valuable for tongue surgeries. See five clinical cases that exemplify the use of a flexible fiber CO2 laser for tongue surgeries.
Resection of the elongated soft palate with a CO2 laser results in decreased postoperative pain and reduced edema, inflammation and scarring.
We have used the Aesculight CO2 laser in most of our chronic stomatitis cases. The laser’s ease of use and efficacy have proven the benefit of Aesculight in hundreds of cases.
Aesculight laser surgery has recently been featured on Animal Planet’s “Dr. Dee: Alaska Vet” TV show. Watch some video clips of Dr. Dee, performing soft-tissue laser surgery using an Aesculight surgical laser.
Advantages of using the flexible fiber CO2 surgical laser in resection of elongated soft palate have allowed me to perform over 350 soft palate resections with very little morbidity.
A CO2 laser significantly facilitates oral soft tissue surgery. Because it coagulates blood vessels, the laser creates a clear surgical field. This enables the clinician to make conservative incisions and save time that otherwise would have been spent on hemorrhage management.