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    Infant Lip & Tongue Tie – Frenectomy

    Tongue and lip tie can impact breast and bottle feeding. During the past several years, there has been considerable attention paid to the relationship between oral and general health, i.e. heart disease, diabetes and premature births as some of the major topics.

    We must add breastfeeding and infants to the list.

    The mouth is a critical component for the breast and bottle feeding for the new mother and newborn baby.

    If the baby’s mouth and oral structures do not function properly, then will be less efficiency for the ability to properly coordinate oral function to assist in proper latch for breast and bottle feeding.

    Here, you can read about the impact of tongue tie or lip tie on breastfeeding and bottle feeding:

    What is a Frenulum?

    Tongue Tie Example AnteriorA frenulum is a small fold of tissue that prevents an organ in the body from moving too far. It can refer to frenula in several places on the human body. There are several frenula in the mouth that connect the tissues of the cheeks, lips and tongue. A restricted frenulum refers to an abnormal tissue attachment of the lips, cheek or tongue, restricting growth and movement in the areas it is attached to.

    A Frenectomy or a Frenulectomy is the reduction of abnormal or restricted frenulum.

    Here, you can find more information on the different types of tongue and lip ties:

    What to Expect During and After a Frenulectomy

    Frenulectomy LaserFrenulectomies are less invasive than having a dental filling. The use of local anesthetics will be used to ensure comfort during the procedure. The tissue is then reduced, often times using a laser. Laser does not cut, produces minimal discomfort, and almost no bleeding. Lasers sterilize at touch, therefore have less risk of infection and promoting faster healing.

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