Does Your Baby Need a Laser Frenectomy Dentist to Alleviate Tongue-Tie?
If you are among the growing number of parents concerned about tongue and lip-tie, a congenital condition that can diminish your infant’s ability to feed properly and can contribute to pain for the mother, laser frenectomy may provide you with the solution you have been searching for. Laser frenectomy is an in-office procedure that removes the webbing (frenulum) that restricts the tongue or lip, without scalpels or sutures.
Tongue or lip-tie can present itself uniquely from person to person and therefore, can go largely undiagnosed and untreated. The webbing (tethered tissue) that binds the tongue or lip can be mildly to severely limiting, creating nutritional and digestive issues. The mom may have mild discomfort to severe pain. While you may realize the individual isn’t gaining weight or is suffering from reflux like symptoms, you may be unaware that tongue and/or lip-ties are the underlying source of the problem(s). Becoming familiar with the indications of decreased tongue mobility is the first step to improving your or your child’s health. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Mason O. Miner, a laser frenectomy dentist in Durango, if you are noticing the following symptoms: