What a frenectomy is
and why your child may
When a child has a short frenum or tongue-tie, a mother is unable to nurse properly. This can affect proper growth and development of speech. At Hello Kids Dentistry we specialize in the treatment of short and tight frenulum that allow for better nursing and speech issues. We offer examination, diagnosis, and laser treatment of tongue tie and lip ties (frenulum) for infants, children, and teens. We help improve the lives of children by providing conservative treatment options for correction of lip tie and tongue ties, using modern laser technology to allow rapid healing and healthy growth and development of oral structures.
Here are a few of the things you and your child will love about laser frenectomy:
Skip the Numbness | Many procedures completed with the soft tissue laser will not require any local anesthetic your child will often not need any injections or have any numbness when leaving the office.
Higher Accuracy | Surgical procedures are more predictable and successful with higher accuracy in treatment. Lasers allow Dr. Osafi to resolve the problem without excessive trauma to surrounding tissues.
Faster Healing & Less Hemorrhage | Tissues heal much faster and more predictably after laser frenectomy. Your child will feel more comfortable and experience minimal or no bleeding during and after the procedure.
Benefits of Laser surgery
In some infants, the muscles that attach the upper lip to the gum tissue or the tongue to the floor of the mouth can be excessively thick or tight. This muscles are called “frenum” and can lead to difficulty in breastfeeding due to the inability to properly latch. In a frenectomy, Dr. Osafi will release the frenum under the tongue or upper lip using a non-invasive laser system that allows for precision accuracy in surgical technique, instant healing with minimal numbing necessary and best of all, there is no to minimal bleeding. Your child can then enjoy a better range of motion and the improvement in breastfeeding is often immediate.
When your little one needs a frenectomy, a laser frenectomy is a smile and comfortable procedure to choose. Some babies and children are even able to sleep throughout the treatment! Because lasers dissolve the tissue rather than cut it, there is always far less discomfort and involved.
If your baby is struggling with breastfeeding or if your child is having difficulty with speech, allow us to work with you to help improve your child’s overall health.
We understand parenting is not easy and we’re here to help. We are very passionate about what we do so if you have any questions about any of the treatments we offer, call our practice for a free consultation and we would happily sit with you to answer any questions you may have.
Laser frenectomies are best treated by a multi-faceted team of professionals including Lactation Consultants, Speech Pathologists/Therapists, Pediatricians, and Ear Nose and Throat specialists. At Hello Kids Dentistry, we utilize a team-approach combined with research-supported methods to allow for a more comfortable experience for the child and parent. Laser frenectomy is the most advanced method of treating a common problem that children and their families struggle with. This gives us the ability to change the lives of families for the better by providing a pain-free, safe and effective method of correction of nursing and speech issues. Call us today to find out more about our laser frenectomy procedure and how it can improve your child’s overall health.