If your child has a tongue tie or lip tie‚ there’s good news. Treatment is quick‚ easy and nearly painless – and Dr. Paige Woods can do it in her dental office. Keep reading for details on how a simple dentist’s office treatment and improve your child’s life now and forever.
Defining Tongue Tie And Lip Tie
A tongue tie is more common than a lip tie and isn’t all that serious‚ but it must be treated for the best quality of life. It’s unlikely to go away on its own. A tongue tie is when there is a band of tissue connecting the floor of the mouth to the tongue. It can cause problems with eating‚ speaking‚ latching on while nursing and more.
A lip tie is similar but involves a band or piece of tissue connecting the upper lip to the gums. It can cause issues with your child’s appearance‚ fussiness‚ eating and nursing problems and more. The band may be thick or thin‚ but it is unlikely to break on its own and will require surgical removal.
Tongue Tie Or Lip Tie Surgery
Don’t worry. Tongue tie surgery and lip tie surgery are very simple procedures that can be completed in just a few minutes in the dental office. Taking advantage of modern CO2 laser technology or a similar laser cutter‚ the Brighton Dental team led by Dr. Paige Woods can cut through the tie in seconds and effectively free the lip or tongue. Once healed‚ it can move normally – just like everyone else’s does. There’s very little pain‚ hardly any blood at all since a laser is used and recovery is very‚ very quick.
To get treatment for your child or adult tongue or lip tie‚ turn confidently to Dr. Paige Woods. Contact Brighton Dental now for a consultation and to schedule the procedure.