Cosmetic & Implant Dentists & Invisalign Specialists located in Lansdale, PA
Welcome to Lansdale Family Dentistry, where we prioritize your oral health and well-being. We understand that certain conditions, like tongue tie (ankyloglossia), can affect your overall oral health and quality of life. That's why we offer state-of-the-art laser frenectomy procedures to help you or your child achieve improved speech, better oral function, and overall well-being.
Laser Removal of Tongue Tie Q & A
What Is Tongue Tie (Ankyloglossia)?
Tongue tie, medically known as ankyloglossia, is a condition where the strip of skin beneath the tongue (lingual frenulum) is shorter than usual, restricting the tongue's range of motion. This condition can affect individuals of all ages, from infants to adults, and can lead to various oral health and functional issues.
Correct Age to rid of Tongue Tie – AS SOON AS POSSIBLE after a child is 2 weeks old.
Why Consider Laser Frenectomy at Lansdale Family Dentistry?
Laser frenectomy is a safe, minimally invasive, and highly effective procedure that can provide relief from the challenges associated with tongue tie. At Lansdale Family Dentistry, we use advanced laser technology to perform this procedure, offering numerous advantages, including:
- Precision: Laser technology allows for precise removal of the frenulum, reducing the risk of complications.
- Minimally Invasive: Laser frenectomy is minimally invasive, resulting in minimal discomfort and a shorter recovery time.
- Minimal Bleeding: The laser cauterizes blood vessels as it cuts, reducing bleeding during the procedure.
- Reduced Risk of Infection: The laser's high energy effectively sterilizes the area, reducing the risk of infection.
- Quick Procedure: Most laser frenectomies can be completed in a matter of minutes.
Benefits of Laser Frenectomy:
- Improved Speech: Tongue tie can affect speech development in children and cause speech issues in adults. Laser frenectomy can help improve articulation and speech clarity.
- Enhanced Oral Function: With improved tongue mobility, you or your child can achieve better oral function, making activities like eating and swallowing easier.
- Prevent Dental Issues: Tongue tie can contribute to dental problems like gum recession and tooth misalignment. Laser frenectomy can help prevent these issues.
- Breastfeeding Improvement: Infants with tongue tie often have difficulty latching during breastfeeding. Laser frenectomy can make breastfeeding more comfortable and effective.
- Pain Relief: Many patients experience immediate relief from discomfort associated with tongue tie after the procedure.
The Lansdale Family Dentistry Experience:
When you choose Lansdale Family Dentistry for a laser frenectomy, you're choosing a team of caring professionals dedicated to your comfort and well-being. Our process typically includes:
- Consultation: We'll start with a thorough evaluation to determine if a laser frenectomy is the right solution for you or your child.
- Procedure: The actual procedure is quick and performed under local anesthesia to ensure comfort.
- Recovery: After the procedure, we'll provide detailed post-operative care instructions to facilitate a smooth and speedy recovery.
- Follow-Up: We'll schedule follow-up appointments to monitor your progress and ensure the best possible outcome.
Contact Us Today:
If you or your child is experiencing the challenges of tongue tie, don't hesitate to reach out to Lansdale Family Dentistry. Our skilled team is here to provide compassionate care and effective solutions. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and take the first step towards improved oral health and well-being through laser frenectomy.
At Lansdale Family Dentistry, your smile is our priority, and we're here to make it healthier and happier.