Does Your Baby Need a Laser Frenectomy Dentist to Alleviate Tongue-Tie?
Tongue or lip-tie can present itself uniquely from person to person and, therefore, can go largely undiagnosed and untreated. Much of the problem in addressing these lies in the fact most pediatricians and dentists were not educated or trained to recognize nor address frenums, especially when it relates to breastfeeding.
We encounter many moms who are frustrated they were not told sooner there was a frenum issue. Many have been told to “wait and see” or “it will resolve itself.” The truth is neither of those is good. Frenums in infants are best addressed as soon as possible, even within days of birth.
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, cold laser frenectomy can provide you with the solution you have been searching for. Laser frenectomy is an in-office procedure that releases the webbing (frenulum) that restricts the tongue or lip without scalpels or sutures.
The webbing (tethered tissue) that binds the tongue or lip can be mildly to severely limiting, creating developmental and digestive issues. The mom may have mild discomfort to severe pain. While you may realize the infant is colicky 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 infant’s ability to nurse.
Dr. Miner was the first in the area to provide infant laser frenectomies. He has been providing the procedures since 2013. He is an experienced infant frenectomy provider. Dr. Miner has received education and training from Dr. Kotlow DDS, Dr. Chris Mast DDS, Dr. Bobak Ghaheri MD, Dr. Soroush Zaghi MD, and others.
Schedule a consultation with Dr. Mason O. Miner, a laser frenectomy dentist in Durango. Signs and symptoms of tethered oral tissues may present themselves by one or more of the following: