Treating lip and tongue ties the easy way
What Exactly is a Frenectomy?
Your lips and tongue are connected to your mouth by a small band of tissue. Sometimes, this tissue develops abnormally, leading to problems for babies and children. A simple but very specialized procedure called a frenectomy can restore function and fix issues caused by lip and tongue ties. Frenectomies can’t be performed by just anyone – Dr. Bill and Dr. Stephanie have specialized training and education that makes them uniquely qualified to perform this procedure!
How Lip/Tongue Ties Affect Small Smiles
When lip ties and tongue ties are left untreated, it’s no joke. Babies, toddlers, and older children can struggle with speech problems, poor nutrition, colic, reflux, drooling, sleep apnea, and tooth decay. Moms and babies show early signs of lip/tongue tie issues – keep an eye out for difficulties breastfeeding, poor weight gain, upper lip blistering, poor milk transfer, and long feeding times. Moms may also notice nipple trauma, painful breastfeeding, infected nipples, mastitis, and more nursing issues.
The Frenectomy Procedure
Frenectomies make an incredible difference for parents and children, so don’t hesitate to talk to us about how a frenectomy could help your family.
Benefits of a laser surgical approach include:
- Rapid ablation using CO2 laser as opposed to cutting the tissue
- No need for general anesthesia
- No need for local anesthesia
- No sutures
- Virtually painless
- Nearly bloodless
- Reduces bacteria
- Precise and conservative
- Decreased swelling
- Reduced post-operative pain
Affording the Best Care
Finances should never stand in the way of getting your child or teen the best dental care in town. We want to make sure that you’re relaxed, not worried, when you visit us. Work with our team to find the best way to fit great dental care into your budget, with awesome payment options, maximized insurance benefits, and affordable solutions at every step.
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