Tongue tie and Lip tie on newborns can make it harder for mothers to breastfeed their babies and our dentists have been certified and specialize at providing laser lip and tongue tie revisions for newborn infants, babies and children. We have seen amazing results within minutes after the procedures where mothers who could not breastfeed due to a bad latch instantly were able to nurse their babies. We have also seen mothers who can breastfeed but are in discomfort and pain begin to breastfeed and nurse their babies without pain due to the lip or tongue tie revision.
Laser Treatment for Lip and Tongue Tie
The treatment for Lip and Tongue ties are simple and very quick. Our dentists use a Laser to reduce the pain and speed up the recovery and healing after the procedure.
We apply a numbing cream to the specific area that helps with comfort. Older children usually will suggest they felt no pain with the laser and infants will be more upset that their mouths are open. As parents you may choose to stay in the room or wait while our team gently performs this procedure.
The laser gently removes the frenulum tissue with very minimal bleeding and there are no need for stitches after. We recommend that you breastfeed, nurse or feed the infant right after the procedure, we will offer you a room to nurse your baby to make it easier for you.
After the procedure you will find that your child or infant will return back to normal within 24 hours and we will provide you with stretching exercises to perform to ensure the mouth heals properly.
We also work with many different lactation consultants that if you need help or questions we can guide you to professional help with nursing and breastfeeding your baby.
Read one of our patient’s reviews about her experience:
5 months ago-
Very friendly staff, I felt comfortable right when I walked in. Dr. Loubani was very informative, talked me through the whole tongue tie procedure for my one week old baby. He did an amazing job and my baby was good after, did not fuss or show any discomfort. I highly recommend him.