We understand that dealing with tongue tie concerns, especially in infants, can be overwhelming. Fortunately, our experienced team at Upbeat Pediatric Dentistry’s Tongue Tie Institute, offers tongue tie release procedures to help address these issues. 

Tongue tie is a condition that can affect infants, children, and even adults, and it occurs when the lingual frenulum, the band of tissue connecting the tongue to the floor of the mouth, is unusually tight or short. This condition can lead to various challenges, including difficulties with breastfeeding, speech development, and oral motor skills. 

In this blog post, we’re here to provide you with valuable information on the laser frenectomy procedure. We will guide you through what to expect before, during, and after the procedure, ensuring that you feel prepared and informed every step of the way.

Before Laser Frenectomy Procedure

Before undergoing the laser frenectomy, it is important to schedule an initial consultation with our team. During this consultation, we will conduct a thorough examination to assess your specific situation.

We will discuss any symptoms or difficulties you have noticed, such as breastfeeding issues, speech concerns, or dental development. This assessment will help us determine if a tongue tie release is necessary and if the laser frenectomy is the best course of action.

Then, we will explain the procedure in detail, addressing any concerns or questions you may have. We may also discuss the benefits of pre- and post-procedure exercises to help promote optimal healing and ensure the best possible outcomes.

During the Procedure

On the day of the procedure, our skilled pediatric dentists, in collaboration with our specialized team from the Tongue Tie Institute, will perform the tongue tie release. 

The laser frenectomy is a safe and minimally invasive procedure performed by our skilled pediatric dentist who specializes in tongue tie releases. The procedure is typically quick, minimally invasive, and often carried out using state-of-the-art laser technology.

This technique offers several advantages, including reduced discomfort, minimal bleeding, and faster healing times. We prioritize your comfort and safety throughout the procedure, utilizing local anesthesia or other appropriate forms of sedation when necessary. 

Before the procedure begins, we will ensure that you are comfortable and relaxed. The laser used in the procedure is precise and gentle, allowing for controlled removal of the restrictive tissue that causes the tongue tie. 

Our team will be there to support you every step of the way.

After the Procedure of Releasing Tongue Tie

Following the tongue tie release, our team will provide you with detailed post-procedure instructions to ensure a smooth recovery process. It is common for you to experience minor discomfort or swelling in the area, which is normal and temporary. 

We may recommend certain oral exercises to promote optimal tongue function and facilitate proper healing. It’s essential to maintain good oral hygiene and follow any specific aftercare guidelines provided by our team. 

After all this, we will schedule follow-up appointments to monitor your progress, address any concerns, and provide guidance on your continued oral health and development.

Empowering Your Oral Health through Laser Frenectomy 

At Upbeat Pediatric Dentistry’s Tongue Tie Institute, we understand the importance of providing comprehensive care for tongue tie concerns. Choosing to undergo a tongue tie release procedure is an important step towards addressing the challenges associated with tongue tie and promoting optimal oral health and overall well-being. 

By choosing the laser approach, you can expect a safe and effective treatment option with minimal discomfort and improved outcomes. If you have any questions or concerns about tongue tie or the laser frenectomy procedure, don’t hesitate to contact us. Together, we can support your child’s optimal oral function and development.

Understanding what to expect before, during, and after the procedure, you can feel confident in making informed decisions for your child’s oral health journey. Together, we can help your child achieve improved tongue function, speech development, and overall well-being. 

Schedule a consultation with us today and embark on the path to a healthier, happier smile for your child. Our skilled team is dedicated to ensuring your comfort and well-being throughout the laser frenectomy procedure.