A safe solution for tongue & lip ties
The frenulum is the tissue that guides the development of a baby’s mouth in the womb. In most children, it recedes before birth, but in about 10% of kids, this tissue remains, connecting tightly different parts of the mouth — like the tongue to the bottom of the mouth, or the lips to the gums.
This can affect your child’s ability to use their mouth, resulting in:
- Breastfeeding issues in babies
- Trouble eating or drinking
- Speech difficulties
- Misaligned bites
At Acorn Pediatric Dental, Dr. Jason Tesoriero can work with you and your little one to diagnose and treat this problem. He has specialized training in laser frenectomy surgery to treat tongue and lip ties quickly, comfortably, and effectively.
Laser Frenectomy Surgery:
- $Takes just a few minutes
- $Minimally invasive
- $Requires a quick recovery time
- $It’s highly precise
- $Allows your child's mouth to develop normally
Dr. Jason and the staff are FANTASTIC! I was holding back tears due to being so impressed with his professionalism and friendliness. I’m so grateful to find him and I’m looking forward future appointments.
Dr. Jason is skilled, patient, personable, and put the whole family at ease. When your 5-year-old leaves the dental chair smiling, you know it’s a win!
Frequently Asked Questions
Who needs a frenectomy?
How should my child prepare for a frenectomy?
How long does it take to recover from a frenectomy?
Your child may feel some discomfort, similar to a canker sore, for about 24-48 hours. Tylenol may be given during this time. For infants, post-procedure stretches are key to achieving optimal results. These stretches need to be performed multiple times per day for a few weeks. Dr. Tesoriero will outline specific aftercare instructions required for your infant or child.
What happens if I leave this problem untreated?
- Jaw pain
- Difficulty producing certain sounds
- Inability to widely open the mouth
- Jaw pain
- Lower jaw protrusion