Do you have a tongue-tied baby? Some babies are born with a narrow strip of tissue connecting the tip of their tongue to the bottom of their mouth (tongue-tie).
If left untreated, tongue-tie can affect your child’s ability to breastfeed, eat solid foods, and talk. Fortunately, our dentist is able to quickly and safely remove tongue-tie in our office before it becomes a problem.
Benefits Of Laser Frenectomy
Our dentist will use a laser to free the tongue from being tethered to the bottom of your child’s mouth. Many parents prefer tongue-tie laser surgery to scissors because it reduces pain, bleeding, and recovery time. Our soft-tissue dental laser cauterizes as it cuts, which helps the wound quickly heal.
For safety reasons, we’re not allowed to have parents in the room during tongue-tie laser surgery. However, the entire tongue-tie surgery typically takes less than 15 minutes. After tongue-tie laser surgery, we’ll give you instructions for how to care for your child so the tongue-tie doesn’t return.
Dr. Timothy Steimel DDS is a dentist in Bloomfield Hills MI. Our dentist uses a laser for tongue-tie release because it reduces pain and recovery time for your baby. To schedule your child’s tongue-tie laser surgery with us, call (248) 335-4427.