Laser Dentistry / Tongue and Lip Tie Procedures

Soft tissue laser is used to complete revisions to soft tissues. From infants who are just hours old to older children, tongue and lip ties can prevent problems. The laser is used to release the tight frenum or frenulum. Tongue and lip ties can help the overall health of the child.

Soft Tissue Laser Dentistry Can Do A Lot For You

Laser treatments can sound like a frightening experience, but in reality, it is a less invasive procedure that focuses on a small beam of light to remove tissue, reduce bleeding, and even swelling. This proves useful to treat conditions like tongue and lip ties. It can also be used on older children to help teeth come in easier or remove gum tissue for a Moree esthetic smile. Lasers provide faster treatment, reduced or no bleeding, no need for stitches or sutures, and faster healing

  • No harm to dental hard tissue
  • Minimal local anesthetic
  • Reduced recovery time
  • Very precise and predictable

Infant Breastfeeding Issues

Tongue-tied infants can have difficulties or inability to breastfeed due to a restricted frenulum. Frenectomies can help with infant weight gain, gassiness, spitting up, long feeding times and exhaustion in your baby. Although some cases can improve over time, breastfeeding issues can seriously impact your child’s development, thus, frenectomies should be assessed and treated by pediatric dentists. Dr. Julie can see your newborn hours or days after birth. She provides a complete assessment and if determined necessary can often complete the procedure within minutes. You and your baby a reunited and nursing is often immediately different.

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry

The AAPD recognizes the judicious use of lasers as a beneficial instrument in providing dental restorative and soft tissue procedures for infants, children, and adolescents, including patients with special health care needs. Stitches and periodontal packs may not be required, which can be especially advantageous for pediatric and special needs patients.