Infant Tongue Tie and Lip Tie Releases

Underneath the tongue, there is a band of tissue called a frenulum. Likewise, many babies have a frenulum connecting the top gum to the underside of the top lip. If the frenulum interferes with normal movement or function of the tongue, it is called “ankyloglossia” or “tongue-tie”. If the frenulum under the top lip is tight and/or broad and restricts the ability of the lip to flange or remain neutral when the mouth is open wide, it is called a “lip-tie”. If your infant is assessed to have a tongue-tie or lip-tie and your physician, midwife or lactation consultant feels the tie may be contributing to your breastfeeding or bottle-feeding challenges, we can provide a release (also known as a frenotomy).

The release of this tissue is done with a state of the art CO2 laser and it is a minimally invasive surgical procedure. Performed with a laser, frenotomy is a fast procedure with minimal pain, minimal bleeding and fast healing time. Your baby will be able to breastfeed immediately following the procedure

Dr. Sara Chirico, Dr. Nick Bozicevic and our team are privileged to provide quality, family dental care serving Niagara Falls, Welland, Thorold, Fort Erie, St. Catharines, St. David’s, Virgil, and Niagara–on–the-Lake.

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Mount Carmel Centre: 3930 Montrose Road, Niagara Falls, Ontario



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