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Frenectomies

Tongue Tie Release

Tongue Tied infant in Chicago
Photo courtesy of Dr. Ghaheri

A tongue tie is when “an embryological remnant of tissue in the midline between the undersurface of the tongue and the floor of the mouth that restricts normal tongue movement.”

Lip Tie Release

Lip tied infant in Chicago
Photo courtesy of Dr. Ghaheri

A lip tie is an abnormally tight membrane attaching the upper lip to the upper gums (the labial frenum). Babies with a lip tie often have difficulty flanging their lip and can’t create a proper seal at the breast.

Click on Infant Frenectomies below to learn more about how a tongue and/or lip tie can affect an infant that is less than a year old.  Some of our patients come a day or two after their birth.  The sooner we can evaluate and treat a tongue or lip tie the better.

If your child is a year old or older then click on 1+ year old frenectomies.  This also applies to children, teens & adults.  Here you can learn about the symptoms of tongue tie and/or lip tie and how we treat this age group since it is a different approach than treating those less than a year old.

Each patient is unique and treatment may differ, however at Inspire Dental Wellness we do a majority of our tongue tie and lip tie releases using our state-of-the-art LightScalpel CO2 Laser.  If you would like us to reach out to you then please fill out the form below or give our office a call at 708-460-6699.

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