Gentle Frenectomies in Prosper, TX
Does your child have difficulty moving their tongue? Is your newborn struggling to latch during breastfeeding? They may have a restricted frenum that’s limiting their tongue’s range of motion. We offer stress-free laser treatment to complete frenectomies right here in our office. Questions? Please contact our office to learn more!Get in Touch
What Is a Frenectomy?
Frenulums are the connective tissues that attach one part of the mouth to the other. The lingual frenum connects the tongue to the bottom of the mouth and the labial frenum connects the lips to the gum above the top two front teeth.
Frenectomies are most commonly performed on the lingual frenum. Some patients are born with a frenum that is too short or thick which inhibits their tongue’s range of motion. When this is the case, we utilize advanced, CO2 tissue lasers to loosen the frenum in a quick, easy procedure called a frenectomy.
Tongue-Tie in Newborns
Tongue-tie in newborns is actually fairly common. It happens when a newborn’s frenulum (the tie between their tongue and the floor of their mouth) restricts their tongue’s range of motion. This can lead to a variety of issues when it comes to breastfeeding, speaking, and swallowing. Common symptoms of tongue-tie are:
- Difficulty Lifting Tongue to Upper Teeth & Side to Side
- Heart-Shaped, Notched Tongue When Stuck Out
- Trouble Breastfeeding
A Skilled Team On Your Side
We are an integrated lip and tongue-tie resource center with a true, multi-disciplinary approach to difficulties with breastfeeding issues, acid reflux, gassiness, and fussiness with newborns and infants. We also offer revisions to patients of all ages with undiagnosed tongue-tie and lip-ties which may contribute to neck and shoulder tightness, sleep apnea, snoring, headaches, and migraines.
Our team includes oral myofunctional therapists, international board-certified lactation consultants, cranial sacral therapists, newborn and infant chiropractors, as well as our board-certified pediatric dentist, Dr. Steve. We take a collaborative team approach to provide accurate diagnoses, resolve issues, and ensure that you and your child reach your health goals.