Tongue and Lip Ties
What if big mouths aren't as big as they're supposed to be?
Have you noticed limitations when your child goes to open his or her mouth or stick out their tongue? Does their speech seem challenged? Or are you a breastfeeding mother who can't seem to connect with your newborn baby the way you think you should?
All of these challenges may have one common cause, and it’s known as ankyloglossia, or tongue-ties in common everyday language.
Although it’s a mouthful of a world, we have a safe and effective solution. It’s called a frenectomy, a procedure used to correct a congenital condition in which the lingual (tongue) or labial (upper lip) frenulum is too tight.
For frenectomies, we use a safe diode laser to dissolve the tissue limiting the movement of the tongue, the lip, or both…simply with light energy. It is a safe, quick, and clean procedure. There is no cutting involved. Our laser also limits bleeding while sterilizing the tissue to the touch to reduce infection.
We usually perform frenectomies with the help of our in-house lactation consultant, Jesse Olver CBS. Email Jesse.
Learn more about our Breastfeeding supports at Sprout Dental.