Has your pediatrician or lactation consultant told you that your child’s nursing difficulties may be related to a tongue or lip tie? If so, a dentist experienced in laser treatment for frenectomies should be your next call. Here at Newman Family Dentistry, our own Dr. Mikel Newman specializes in this type of minor surgery helping newborns and small children regain proper use of their lips and tongue.
The connective tissues underneath the lip and tongue are known as frenula. The labial frenulum (under the lip) and lingual frenulum (under the tongue) are responsible for limiting and guiding movement. When the labial or lingual frenulum are abnormally tight they may be restricting proper oral movements during feeding. A frenectomy is a quick and simple procedure that involves releasing this tight piece of tissue allowing for more movement and range of motion.
Here at Newman Family Dentistry, Dr. Mikel Newman uses state-of-the-art CO2 laser technology to perform this type of surgery. The laser is about the size of a pen and the procedure only takes a couple of minutes.
The benefits of laser include:
Contact us for more information regarding frenectomy surgery.