Many children are born with a frenum (lip and tongue tie) condition. This condition can interfere with breastfeeding and speech development in a child. The laser frenectomy procedure is one of the best treatments for correcting the frenum condition. A soft tissue laser can be used to cut the tissue and allow greater mobility of the child's lip and/or tongue. A laser prevents bleeding during the procedure and allows the tissue to heal quickly.
A major benefit of laser frenectomy treatment is increasing the breastfeeding ability of an infant. After the treatment procedure, the mother should be able to see a noticeable difference when breastfeeding their child.
An infant may not be able to latch appropriately during breastfeeding and may experience speech problems as they develop. As a mother, you might experience sore and painful nipples. Dr. Pope-Ozimba and Dr. Ozimba-Mbuya consults with your child's pediatrician and lactation consultant to determine the best procedure for your child.
If a frenectomy procedure is warranted, the frenum is cut using a soft tissue laser. The entire procedure takes up to 15 minutes.
If you think that your child needs a laser frenectomy treatment or would like to inquire more about the procedure, feel free to contact our pediatric office today and one of our helpful staff members will assist you.
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