Pediatric Frenectomy or Tongue Tie in Hawthorne, CA

If your child is in need of a pediatric frenectomy in Hawthorne, you’ve 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 this procedure. With the help of laser dentistry, we are able to:

  • Safely and 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 a scary thought for a parent. The team at Hawthorne Smile Spa is one of the few pediatric dentists 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.

Remove a Tongue-Tie or Lip-Tie to Promote Healthy Child Development

Most frenectomies are performed on babies because the tongue-tie or lip-tie causes problems with nursing or bottle-feeding. A baby who cannot wrap their tongue around the feeding source will not gain weight, may be fussy during feedings, or may not thrive as they grow. Breastfeeding mothers might be told that their baby has a “bad latch.” Both mothers and babies may become frustrated and upset.

From a young age, a frenectomy can have a big impact. In addition to improving baby feedings and nourishment, it can:

  • Improve speech for some children
  • Prevent orthodontic and oral health issues later in life
  • Help with chewing and swallowing for some children
  • Increase their appetite and promote healthy development
  • Allow for a better fit for dental restorations in adulthood

We Use a Laser for Trauma-Free Treatment

Our laser dentistry treatment works on all tissues. In addition to performing frenectomies, we use it when preparing cavities for fillings and treating gum disease. 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. This means:

  • No bleeding
  • No incisions or stitches
  • No trauma
  • 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 to discuss a frenectomy in Hawthorne, CA. You can also schedule an appointment online.

Common Questions About Frenectomy

How is a frenectomy done?

At our dental practice, we can perform a frenectomy using a gentle, low-power laser. The laser allows us to reduce the size of the frenum that is causing either a tongue-tie or lip-tie in an infant or child. Treatment is quick and comfortable, and your child will not experience any pain or require any stitches.

When is a frenectomy performed?

A frenectomy is performed if a child is experiencing either a tongue-tie or lip-tie. Excessive folds of skin that connect the tongue to the floor of the mouth or the lip to the gums can restrict movement of the tongue or lips and cause problems nursing or speaking. We can use a special laser to remove or reduce the frenum quickly and painlessly.

Who does a frenectomy?

Our pediatric dentists right here at Hawthorne Smile Spa are trained to perform a frenectomy. Over our 35-year history, we’ve performed this procedure countless times, so your child will be in good hands. We use a special dental laser that allows us to do the procedure painlessly in minutes without any cutting or stitches.

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