Tongue Ties with Minimal Bleeding, No Sutures, and Fast Healing
Tongue and lip ties can create difficulty in breast feeding, issues in facial growth and development, and issues in speech. The Solea dental laser allows parents to choose a minimally invasive approach to a tongue or lip tie surgery. While traditional methods include a steel scalpel, weeks of healing, and blood, the laser provides your baby a safe, quick treatment for happier parents and healthier babies!
- Short treatment time
- Reliably blood-free
- Rapid healing and recovery
- Reliably anesthesia-free
- Long treatment time
- Blood occurs
- Prolonged recovery time
- Anesthesia required
Labial or Lingual Frenectomies
A frenectomy is a simple surgical procedure performed to release the connection of the “frenum,” a connective muscle between two tissues. There are two types of oral frenectomies that are frequently performed on both adults and children for a variety of reasons.
A Labial Frenectomy is performed on the tissue that connects the lip to the gums. This may be performed on children or adults to aid with orthodontic treatment or even help with the proper fitting for a denture or appliance.
A Lingual Frenectomy may also be referred to as the release of tongue-ties (ankyloglossia). This procedure is performed on the connective tissue under the tongue. The procedure is often performed on neonatal patients to assist with nursing or on toddlers or older patients who need the surgery to help correct speech issues caused by limited movement due the the frenum.
Below are important resources for post-operative care for children, including a downloadable toolkit and videos for reference. Please contact our office with any questions or concerns.