If your child is in need of a frenectomy in Hawthorne, you have come to the right place. Traditional tongue-tie removal required a painful procedure to cut the soft tissue in the mouth, but that’s no longer necessary for babies and young children in need of a frenectomy. With the help of laser dentistry, we are able to:Take Care of Your Baby's Needs Read Transcript
There are two major frenums that we talk about: the labial, which is the lip, and then the lingual, which is the tongue. Lip tie and tongue tie in infants, very young children, sometimes can interfere with their ability to whether it's to latch on or to drink from the bottle. It can inhibit their ability to grow. Just a simple procedure done with our CO2 laser can improve their ability to latch, as well as improve their ability to use a bottle.
As we get older, the lip tie and tongue tie, it tethers the bone down, it constricts growth. It has to do with the airway. It prevents them from being able to breathe correctly and being able to make certain sounds and sort we're learning how to speak. It really figures into a lot of the development of a child as they're growing up. Anywhere along the line, making those corrections can really improve the quality of life.
Just the other day, had a five-day-old infant, the mother's first child, and she's super scared. He wasn't latching on and things like that and was referred over to us by their pediatrician. Gave the mom a followup phone call later that evening, and she was like, “He latched for the first time.” It was just a really great, rewarding experience.
- Safely & comfortably remove extra tissue “tying” your child’s tongue or lip down
- Prevent unnecessary pain during the procedure
- Cause less trauma to your child’s mouth
- Promote quick healing of the area with laser treatment
The idea of removing a tongue-tie or lip-tie can be really terrifying for a parent. The team at Hawthorne Smile Spa is the only one in the area trained to use laser dentistry for a safe, painless procedure. Give us a call at 310-982-4895 to learn how we will treat your child as our own.
Removing A Tongue-Tie or Lip-Tie Is Important for Child Development
Most frenectomies are performed on babies because we often catch the tie when your child is having trouble nursing or bottle-feeding. A baby who cannot wrap their tongue around the feeding source will not gain weight, may be fussy during feedings, may not thrive, or breastfeeding mothers might be told that their baby has a “bad latch”. From a young age, a frenectomy can have a big impact! If any of these things are happening with your baby, give us a call for a consultation!
In addition to improving baby feedings, a frenectomy can:
- Improve speech for some children
- Prevent orthodontic issues later in life
- Improve chewing and swallowing for some children
- Allow for a better fit for dental restorations in adulthood
If you have been told that your child has a tongue-tie or lip-tie, give us a call at 310-982-4895. We would love to take a look and show you how laser dentistry can make your child’s frenectomy much more comfortable.
Know the Benefits of Laser Dentistry
Hawthorne Smile Spa is the only practice in the area that offers laser dentistry treatment. Our Solea laser works on all tissues. We use it when preparing cavities for fillings, treating gum disease, and frenectomies. A laser will ensure that your child’s frenectomy is comfortable, safe, and precise. It is so comfortable, in fact, that your baby will be able to feed before you leave our office!
A laser cauterizes as it removes tissue, which means there is no bleeding, no trauma, and a much faster healing time. For parents who need to have their babies treated for a tongue-tie or lip-tie, there is no better solution than a laser frenectomy.
Call 310-982-4895 right now to schedule a consultation with one of our doctors where you can discuss a frenectomy in Hawthorne, CA. We are sure there is no one better to care for your little one.