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What Is a Frenectomy?

A frenectomy is a common procedure used to fix either a tongue-tie or a lip-tie. A tongue-tie is when a child has a thick or shorter lingual frenulum, or tissue that restricts the tongue’s movement. Similarly, a lip-tie is when the upper lip is restricted because the tissue is too thick and causes mobility issues. The tongue and lips are an important part of a child’s development, and making sure they both have proper mobility can ensure your child’s speech, sleep, feeding, and dental health stay on track.

At Southeast Denver Dental, we have years of experience in pediatric dentistry and treating both tongue and lip-ties. We are the preferred pediatric dentist in Denver, and always welcome new patients to our practice. Southeast Denver Dental holds the highest standards, and patient safety is always a priority.

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How Does a Frenectomy Work?

A frenectomy is a simple procedure that is done right in our office to restore movement and correct both a tongue-tie or lip-tie. During the procedure we use a state-of-the-art CO2 laser to gently release the tissue. Our laser is extremely gentle and precise, and can be done in infants or children. Addressing tongue or lip-ties as soon as they are discovered is recommended, and can help prevent future issues from developing.

During the procedure we numb the area, patients do not complain of any pain, and recovery is easy with no stitches required. Parents notice speech improvement after a few weeks, and speech therapy may be recommended to achieve the best results.

Symptoms of a Tongue or Lip-Tie

  • Weight gain issues
  • Poor latch
  • Reflux or spitting up
  • Milk dribbles out while nursing
  • Frustration while eating
  • Painful nursing
  • Creased or flat nipples
  • Blistered or sore nipples
  • Breasts do not drain
  • Mastitis
  • Baby cannot use a pacifier
  • Issues with speech
What Is a Frenectomy?

Interested in Finding a Frenectomy in Denver?

If you are looking for a Denver pediatric dentist, or have concerns about your child, contact Southeast Denver Dental. Our team has your child’s best interest in mind, and we always make sure your visit is a positive one. We use state of the art technology and equipment, and our practice is child friendly where everyone feels welcome.

To schedule your child’s appointment with us contact Southeast Denver Dental, and our friendly staff will be happy to assist you.


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