One common cause of nursing difficulties is a restrictive frenum attachment of the tongue and/or lip.
Revising the tongue and/or lip may only treat part of the problem, and we always encourage Mothers to have a supportive team in place after the procedure. These specialists include Lactations consultants, Craniosacral therapists, Chiropractors, and Feeding Specialists. Our team is happy to provide guidance on referrals if needed.
Laser Frenectomy, and how it works
Treating a tongue or lip tie is a simple procedure that can be done in the dental office without anesthesia using a laser. Soft tissue lasers have various capabilities. The CO2 laser has the ability to focus energy at a very small target point and can be used for soft tissue incision, excision and ablation. The qualities make the laser very efficient at cutting and coagulating soft tissue with the least amount of thermal damage, little to no bleeding, and less post operative discomfort. Because our soft tissue lasers are also bactericidal, the risk for infection is little to none. The result is beautiful tissue and less chance of relapse.