We Are One of the Only Dentists in Michigan Offering a Laser Frenectomy to Correct Tongue-Tied Kids!
A lingual frenectomy, also known as a tongue tie release, using laser technology is a quick, safe, and straightforward procedure that corrects tongue-tied patients.
A laser frenectomy involves separating the frenulum, a small piece of tissue that connects to the tongue. In tongue tied patients, this tissue is too small, restricting the movement of the tongue and resulting in uncomfortable side effects, such as difficulty eating and breastfeeding, pain in the jaw, and trouble speaking.
Traditionally, frenectomy surgery is performed using a surgical knife to snip or slice the frenulum. This method of treatment requires the child, usually an infant or a toddler, to undergo anesthesia and suffer through a long and painful recovery. Alternatively, the laser frenectomy procedure performed at LifeSmiles is quick, virtually painless, does not require anesthesia, and reduces recovery time significantly.
The Benefits of a Laser Frenectomy:
- Virtually pain-free
- Much shorter recovery time
- Lower risk of infection
- Short operation time, only one or two minutes
- Minimal bleeding
- No stitches or sutures required
- Requires no anesthesia, which is especially preferable when treating infants and toddlers
Are Laser Frenectomy Procedures Safe?
The laser frenectomy procedure is very safe for children and adults of all ages. In fact, it’s actually safer than the traditional frenectomy! A small frenulum can begin causing problems at a very young age, even making breastfeeding difficult. Unfortunately, with a traditional frenectomy procedure, it is necessary for the infant to be put under anesthesia, which is a stressful experience for any parent. With the laser frenectomy, no general anesthesia is required, reducing the risks and complications that it can pose.
Here at LifeSmiles, we are committed to providing the latest and most advanced painless dentistry treatments, as well as put a strong emphasis on preventative dentistry, helping your child avoid the need for serious treatments whenever possible. When you choose LifeSmiles, you can rest assured that your child is getting the best dental care available in an environment where they can feel at home.