Children born with a tongue-tie (ankyloglossia) and/or a lip-tie can be corrected through a dental solution referred to as frenectomy. This is a simple procedure that can be done with a soft tissue laser. At All Kids Dentistry, frenectomy is performed by our experienced kid dentist, Dr. Laura Greenwald, who is a specialist in treating the soft tissues of the mouth in children.
Detecting Tongue Tie and Lip Tie
Most times, tongue-tie and lip-tie in children can be discovered quite early. A frenectomy will take care of the issue immediately and prevent future difficulties.
What to Expect
A frenectomy procedure can be conducted during your child’s first visit to our clinic. As hinted earlier, it is a simple procedure. However, there is a need to have a qualified and experienced child dentist to conduct the procedure. Dr. Laura Greenwald is an expert in treating soft tissues of the mouth in children, and people of all ages, actually.
When you bring your child to our clinic, the Doctor will thoroughly examine the child to determine if frenectomy is the right procedure. If that is the case, she will proceed with the quick procedure, which will release the frenum under the upper lip or tongue to increase the range of motion.
Benefits of Frenectomy
Tongue-tie and lip-tie treatment in infants offers lots of benefits. The first major benefit to be happy about is the fact that the simple procedure will prevent several underlying problems like jaw—joint pain, trouble swallowing, sleep apnea, gum recession, and many more.
Other important benefits include:
- Improved breastfeeding experience for mother and child
- Elimination of feeding challenges in children
- Elimination of problems associated with speech delay.
Contact Us Today!
Frenectomy at All Kids Dentistry may be the ideal procedure for your child. Once you notice any sign of tongue-tie or lip-tie in your kid, bring the child immediately for the best possible care. You can contact us today to schedule an appointment with our dental experts. Dr. Laura Greenwald will be available to speak with you and recommend the ideal procedure for your child.