Thanks to laser technology, Dr. Larry Korenman of Loveable Smiles in Richardson, TX has been helping infants who have trouble nursing due to tongue-tie and lip-tie issues.
(He was featured on WFAA Channel 8 about the service. http://www.wfaa.com/videos/news/health/2015/02/24/simple-solution-helps-nursing-babies/23965539/
These are photos of recent babies Dr. Korenman has helped.
Thanks to advances in dental technology with a Laser Frenectomy, which uses cool water during the procedure, there is virtually no bleeding, no pain, no risk of infection and the healing is almost instantaneous for infants. The procedure takes less than 1 minute.
Tongue and lip ties are very common, but often not diagnosed even when it causes problems. Lip tie is usually missed as well as it is under the upper lip and actually causes more pain to the nursing mothers than tongue tie.
The “wait and see” approach can lead to more problems
• Nursing and eating
• Nutritional issues
• Inability to develop proper airway which has been correlated with asthma, sleep disorders (possibly S.I.D.S.), allergies, ADD/ADHD
• Spacing between the upper front teeth as well as improper location of the teeth as they erupt
And the issues can persist on into adulthood causing sleep disorders and the myriad of health issues related to that.
Dr. Larry Korenman of Loveable Smiles in Richardson provides Laser Frenectomy for upper lip tie, tongue tie and posterior tongue tie issues.
Please call our office at 972-231-0585
Check out Dr. Korenman being interviewed by Janet St. James on WFAA about frenectomies for newborns.