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Tongue Ties and Frenectomies

What is a Tongue-Tie?

A “tongue-tie” is a popular term that refers to this condition and can be treated through a procedure called a frenectomy. TOT occurs because tissue under the tongue or lips does not disappear during fetal development. Adequate tongue movement is crucial to the development of the upper jaw. If the tissue is too tight to have free movement of the tongue or lip, other muscles may be incorporated by the body for chewing, speaking, and swallowing. This may result in jaw and neck issues in the future. It can also lead to the following symptoms and future health issues as well:

  • OSA (Obstructive Sleep Apnea)
  • Neck and shoulder pain
  • TMD (TMJ pain)
  • Gastro-intestinal issues

What is a Laser Frenectomy?

laser frenectomy is laser excision of a frenulum, a small fold of tissue that prevents part of the body from moving too far. The doctors at Adams Dental are specially trained to use the LightScalpel CO2 laser for the frenectomy procedure(s).

What are the Advantages of a Laser Frenectomy?

The advantages of LightScalpel laser therapy compared to traditional scalpel surgery are less bleeding, less discomfort, and faster recovery. The laser offers Adams Dental with another tool that helps us provide painless, superior care to our patients.

Frenectomies can be safely and efficiently performed with the LightScalpel CO2 laser with predictable, repeatable and fast tissue release/ablation and instant hemostasis.

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