Frenectomy Tongue Tie Treatment
A tongue tie frenectomy using a CO2 laser is safer and heals faster than traditional surgery, taking only 10-20 minutes in our office.
Why do Frenectomies?
- Infants with tongue and lip ties can have problems with breastfeeding, extended feeding time, falling asleep during feedings, reflux and gas. Mothers of tongue-tied infants can experience painful breastfeeding.
- Children can have speech, and dental problems as well as continued reflux.
- Adults can have reflux, problems with speech, snoring, headaches, posture and sleep apnea.
- Older Adults with tight frenums can have difficulty keeping dentures in place.
Tongue Tie Frenectomy
For every patient, we first do a thorough evaluation to assess and document the type and degree of frenum attachment. In the case of infants with breastfeeding problems, we ask the mother to nurse the baby after the procedure. This demonstrates the effectiveness of the frenectomy and provides comfort for both mother and baby. It is usually an emotional time because most babies effectively latch and nurse well for the first time. For all patients, post-release exercises are reviewed. These exercises are simple yet very important because they promote proper healing and prevent reattachment. They also help to re-educate the tongue which has been restricted for the patient’s entire life. Tongue tie frenectomies are safe and have made positive changes in adults as well as children. We are always amazed at the changes we hear about after tongue tie frenectomies.
Tongue Tie Consultation
Dr. Leslie Haller is one of the leading experts in laser tongue tie surgery and therapy. Call (305) 447-9199 today.
Tongue Tie Consultation
Dr. Leslie Haller is a leading expert in laser tongue tie surgery and therapy.
Call (305) 447-9199 today for your Tongue Tie Consultation.
TONGUE TIE TREATMENTS – Ways to Treat Tongue and Upper Lip Ties
- Antibiotics Required
- Not very precise
- Quick and easy
- Surgery in a hospital under general anesthesia
- Risk from general anesthesia
- Requires hospital stay
- Laser in a dental office
- 15 minute procedure in a dental office
- No bleeding
- No risk of infection
- No need for antibiotics
- Faster healing time
- No general anesthesia or hospital stay
Why use the Light Scalpel Laser?
There are many ways to perform a frenectomy. We prefer using the Light Scalpel CO2 laser. The benefits of using a CO2 laser for frenectomies) are many:
- No sutures – Minimal bleeding
- Minimal discomfort
- No hospital visit or general anesthesia
- Faster healing and No need for antibiotics
- Safe – it only cuts nanometers deep
- Can be done on infants 2 days old
- Maximum precision and control for the doctor