ABOUT TONGUE AND LIP TIES

Tongue and lip ties can be quite common in infants and young children and can cause serious issues if not treated properly. A tongue/lip tie is a tight or thick string of tissue that restricts movement of the tongue or upper lip and affects a functional issue such as nursing, speech, feeding or sleep. Some tongue ties are easily visible, while others may be hidden or “posterior”. Both can cause serious issues or difficulty with feeding and speech.

WHAT TO LOOK FOR

Infants
  • Poor weight gain
  • Lip blisters
  • Poor latch
  • Reflux or spitting up often
  • Gassy or fussy often
  • Baby is frustrated when eating
  • Clicking or smacking noises
  • Prolonged nursing sessions
  • Inability to hold a pacifier
Toddlers and Older Children
  • Speech – difficulty pronouncing certain letters, sounds or words and speech delay
  • Feeding – slow-eating, pickiness with textures or only eating small food amounts
  • Sleeping – grinding of teeth, snoring or other sleep-disordered breathing problems

OUR DIFFERENCE

At Pediatric Dentistry of Hamburg – Tongue and Lip Tie Center, we use a LightScalpel Carbon Dioxide Laser to perform the frenectomy. The laser cleanly and precisely vaporizes while sealing blood vessels simultaneously. The Carbon Dioxide laser is so precise that it is able to selectively remove only a few cells at a time. The procedure is near painless and can usually be completed in as little as 20-30 seconds. For infants, we have a nursing room where the mother can take their child post-procedure.

Benefits

Infants

  • Nursing/feeding with less pain and fewer problems
  • Improved breathing
  • Improved sleep

Toddlers and Older Children

  • Speaking more clearly
  • Increase in confidence with speech
  • Improved sleep and breathing
  • Improvement in chewing, digestion and swallowing

There are many advantages that the LightScalpel Carbon Dioxide laser technology offers, including:

  • Improved safety
  • Reduced risk of infection
  • Little to no pain
  • Shortened procedure time
  • Less swelling and discomfort
  • Better results / high success rate
  • Faster recovery

SCHEDULE YOUR
APPOINTMENT TODAY

Accessibility | Privacy Policy | Copyright © 2020 Pediatric Dentistry of Hamburg | Crafted by Harris & Ward