Grow your practice by adding new procedures that often remain untreated or get referred out.
The combination of reliably anesthesia-free and virtually blood-free soft tissue work can be a significant growth factor by adding new procedures to a dental practice. The lack of anesthesia, blood, sutures and minimal post-operative discomfort in the majority of cases enables you to perform procedures such as gingivectomies, frenectomies, and removal of fibromas, exposures, crown lengthening and many other procedures that can help grow a practice.
Biopsy and Tissue Tags
Patient originally came in for restorative appointment. After restoration, she asked about the unattractive excess tissue in center of maxillary lip when smiling. Excess tissue measured 5×5 mm. In addition to this tissue, there was a small fibrotic lesion at apical extent of attached gingiva, approximately 2×2 mm.
A healthy 76-year-old patient, presented with an uncomfortable oral lesion on tongue. This was an emergency visit as the patient’s regular dentist was on leave.
Gingivectomy and Depigmentation
A new patient, 13-year-old female, originally came in for single tooth gingivectomy appointment. Patient has puberty/hormone-induced gingival hyperplasia. She also complained about her dark gingiva. She ended up needing a 6-tooth gingivectomy and depigmentation. The clinical objective was to remove hypertrophic tissue, expose tooth structure and remove melanin for a more esthetic smile.
Patient presented complaining of swollen “flappy” tissue under his tongue. The lesion measured 6 x 6 x 9 mm and was located at the junction of the right of lingual frenum, floor of mouth and base of tongue. The clinical objective was to excise the lesion.
This patient was the dentist’s 10-year-old son. A lingual frenectomy was required in order to help improve normal oral function (speech, comfort, eating, etc.).