Release Your Child’s Tongue or Lip Tie

A tongue or lip-tie is sometimes confused with other issues. It’s often first noticed if your infant has trouble latching on during feedings or your older child simply seems like an overly picky eater. At Sisters Dental, we’re here to help you navigate the challenges of these conditions. It’s one reason to bring your little one in as early as infancy for checkups, so we can monitor your child for these kinds of developmental issues.

If your dentist spots a tongue or lip tie, they may recommend a frenectomy treatment. This will loosen the frenum, either the one connecting their lips to the gums or their tongue to their mouth. Your dentist uses gentle laser technology to perform this procedure. This offers numerous benefits in comparison to other options:

  • Faster Healing – The laser gently releases the frenum, loosening your child’s tongue or lip tie. With no incisions, the healing process is quicker following laser treatment.
  • Quick Procedure – The process only takes a single appointment. About 15 to 20 minutes are all that is needed. Afterward your child can start feeding right away.
  • More Comfortable – Using a laser avoids the need for incisions or stitches. As a result, it’s more comfortable and there is less risk of post-operative infection.

Call 541-275-5276 if you think your child may need a frenectomy in Sisters. You can also ​​schedule online.