If your baby was born with a lip or tongue tie, it can affect every aspect of his or her overall health. Lip or tongue ties can interfere with nursing and eating, causing nutritional issues, and as your child develops, these problems can interfere with speaking as well. Dr. Stacy Cole uses a laser to treat your baby’s lip or tongue tie, freeing him or her from this highly restrictive oral health issue. This procedure is called a frenectomy.
A frenulum is a flap of tissue that keeps parts of the body from moving too far. Everyone has frenulum connecting their tongue to the floor of their mouth and their lips to their gums. They help keep everything in place. Problems happen when a frenulum is too large, restricting movement. We can use a laser to perform a frenectomy, comfortably contouring the frenulum to allow freedom of movement.