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 seems to restrict the ability of the lip to flange, 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 challenges, we can provide a release (also known as a revision or frenotomy).

 
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.




Conveniently Located At
Mount Carmel Centre: 3930 Montrose Road, Niagara Falls, Ontario


905-357-9090


info@chiricodentistry.com


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Monday: 9:00 - 6:00
Tuesday: 9:00 - 5:00
Wednesday: 8:00 - 1:00
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