Did you know that up to 15% of infants are born with a tongue and/or lip tie that significantly affect the way they are able to feed? For some mothers, it can create a painful and frustrating experience when they are starting out nursing, and turn what could be a wonderful bonding experience between mother and child into a daily nightmare. Many physicians are now paying more attention to this problem than ever before, but it is something that can still go unnoticed.
All of these a signs that you and your baby could benefit from a procedure called a frenectomy.
The procedure is done in our office with a laser. In a matter of minutes the laser removes the tight bands of tissue that didn’t resorb all the way in utero in order to restore full range of motion to their lip and tongue. We treat babies as soon as they leave the hospital when it is indicated. It is never too soon to have them evaluated by a trained professional that can help in deciding whether a frenectomy could help them and you.
Potential benefits of a frenectomy:
If you think that your child may have a lip or tongue tie that is problematic, call our office to schedule a consult today. Dr. Justin will do a thorough evaluation of your child and discuss the problems that you have been having. If a frenectomy is indicated, he will discuss the procedure with you and answer any questions you might have. Our goal is always to make you as comfortable as possible with any treatment decisions you make.