Lip & Tongue-tie Procedure (Frenectomy)

At Kids 1st Pediatric Dentistry, we specialize in the effective treatment of lip and tongue-ties, ensuring your child’s oral health and overall well-being. Our approach is backed by the expertise of renowned specialists such as Dr. Richard Baxter from the Alabama Tongue-Tie Institute, Lip Tie Specialist Dr. Chelsea Pinto, and the innovative Breathe Institute led by Dr. Soroush Zagui, along with the innovative methods of the Breathe Institute.

A frenum, or frenulum, is the connective tissue in areas like the tongue, lip, or cheek. Sometimes, it can be excessively tight, thick, or short, leading to issues like gum recession, gaps between teeth, or restricted movement. Such conditions, particularly in infants, can adversely affect breastfeeding, speech development, tooth decay, upper airway functionality, and facial growth.

Dr. Carolina, expertly trained in frenectomy procedures, provides a safe and efficient solution. This surgical intervention, typically completed in less than fifteen minutes, involves the gentle removal of the restrictive frenum, with minimal discomfort post-procedure. Our commitment to excellence in pediatric oral health care is reinforced by continuous learning and application of the latest techniques and research, ensuring that your child receives the most advanced and compassionate care available.

For further information on how a frenectomy could benefit your child, or to discuss any concerns, feel free to contact us at Kids 1st Pediatric Dentistry. We’re dedicated to guiding your child towards a healthier, happier future, one smile at a time.”