Oral Surgery


Flexible fiber CO2 laser—a definitive instrument for tongue surgery

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By Jan Bellows, DVM, DAVDC, DABVP   |   April 2017

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.

Elongated soft palate resection with a flexible fiber CO2 laser

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By William E. Schultz, DVM   |   March 2017

Resection of the elongated soft palate with a CO2 laser results in decreased postoperative pain and reduced edema, inflammation and scarring.

Give CO2 laser a try with oral ulceration

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By Jan Bellows, DVM, DAVDC, DABVP   |   January 2017

When faced with a patient that has an ulcer, the CO2 laser is a wonderful instrument to help eliminate pain and aid in the healing process.

Use CO2 laser on gingival enlargement

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By Jan Bellows, DVM, DAVDC, DABVP, and Elizabeth McMorran, DMV   |   October 2016

Laser gingivectomy allows precise removal of excess tissue and simultaneous hemostasis with less discomfort compared to use of a scalpel.

VIDEO – Elongated Soft Palate Laser Surgery

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Frenchie, a female French bulldog, was presented with respiratory issues due to the brachycephalic syndrome. She had small nasal openings (stenotic nares) and an elongated soft palate.

Chronic feline stomatitis? Try extraction, CO2 laser

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By Jan Bellows, DVM, DAVDC, DABVP   |   September 2016

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.

Reduced pain and other benefits of the 10.6-micrometer CO2 laser: As seen in clinical studies

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Post-Op PAIN related quotations from soft tissue CO2 laser oral surgery case studies.

CO2 laser can treat many feline ailments

Cat Laser Surgery

By Gary D. Norsworthy, DVM, Dipl. ABVP   |   July 2016

See several examples of how CO2 lasers are used in cat surgeries. Examples include: lesions in difficult places, stenotic nares, entropion, and ceruminous gland adenomas.

VIDEO – Aesculight Lasers Featured on “Dr. Dee: Alaska Vet” TV Show

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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.

Elongated soft palate resection with a CO2 surgical laser

elongated soft palate resection with a co2 surgical laser

By Ray Arza, DVM   |   October 2015

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.

Soft tissue oral surgeries by CO2 laser

soft tissue oral surgeries by co2 laser

By Ray Arza, DVM, and Anya Glazkova, PhD   |   September 2015

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.

How to Select the Best Laser For YOUR Practice

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Download the PDF How to Select the Best Laser For YOUR Practice A Peer-Reviewed Publication Written by Dr. Robert Convissar @ www.ineedce.com Summary: The purchase of capital equipment must be guided by sound financial decisions. The purchase of a high tech device, such as a dental laser, must also be guided by intelligent decision making. […]