We are pleased to provide CO2 soft tissue laser dentistry using the renowned Light Scalpel to our patients and their families. This has been instrumental in tongue tie/lip tie frenectomy procedures, improving breastfeeding in infants, speech, feeding and airway issues in toddlers, and teenage postural/sleep problems.
A frenectomy is a simple surgical procedure performed to release the connection of the “frenum,” a connective muscle between two tissues. There are two types of oral frenectomies that are frequently performed on both adults and children for a variety of reasons.
A labial frenectomy is performed on the tissue that connects the lip to the gums. This may be performed on infants aid with breastfeeding, children to help prevent a “gap” and prevent plaque accumulation.
A lingual frenectomy may also be referred to as the release of tongue-ties (ankyloglossia). This procedure is performed on the connective tissue under the tongue. The procedure is often performed on newborn patients to assist with nursing or on toddlers or older patients who need the surgery to help correct speech or sleep issues caused by limited movement due the the frenum.