Dr. Sarah and her team have extensive training and experience with frenectomies. A special laser is used to perform the quick and simple procedure in our office. Laser treatments are safer, more precise and lowers the risk of infection.
Some dental offices and medical facilities will simply clip the frenulum. While effective, this technique takes longer to heal and can be more traumatizing for the child. The laser is used to remove the frenulum tissue and then sutured. The laser procedure cuts down both the time needed for the actual procedure and the healing time for your child.
Several factors are considered before recommending a frenectomy. If a newborn is having difficulty feeding because of tongue tie then a frenectomy is needed right away. The other factor is if the condition is likely to fix itself eventually without surgery. When you visit us for your complimentary consultation, we will provide you with an accurate, honest diagnosis.
After a frenectomy is completed, a child can immediately begin nursing and mothers have reported immediate pain relief and improved nursing and infant sleeping.
Children who are 6 years of age are in a rapid orofacial growth and development stage. Increasing the range of motion of the tongue may allow the child to position the tongue normally in the palate when it is not being used. This gentle positioning of the tongue against the palate can help to shape the palate with normal parameters and prevent or reduce the orthodontic difficulties that can result from a narrow dental arch that often results from low tongue posture.
Of course not. The consultation is completely free of charge. We are limited in how many consultations we can schedule during any given period, so make sure to schedule yours as soon as possible. You’ve got nothing to lose.
Our talented team will work with you to see if your insurance company will cover your child's frenectomy treatment. If for any reason they are not covered, we will let you know and will work with you to develop a financial plan if needed.
Yes, ask our office about financing options or payment plans. CareCredit® offers reasonable interest rates for patients who need to finance their dental care.