At Dental Elements, we recognize the significant impact a tongue-tie, or ankyloglossia, can have on an infant’s feeding, speech development, and overall oral health. Tongue-tie release frenectomy, a simple and effective procedure, can alleviate these challenges and pave the way for a healthier, happier life for your child.
A tongue-tie occurs when the frenulum, a thin band of tissue connecting the underside of the tongue to the floor of the mouth, is too short or tight. This restriction limits the tongue’s range of motion, affecting various functions, including:
Feeding: Tongue-tie can make breastfeeding and bottle-feeding difficult, leading to poor latching, inefficient sucking, and inadequate milk intake.
Speech Development: Limited tongue movement can hinder speech development, making it challenging for children to form certain sounds and articulate words clearly.
Oral Health: Tongue-tie can interfere with proper oral hygiene, making it difficult to clean the tongue effectively, increasing the risk of tooth decay and gum disease.
Tongue-tie release frenectomy is a quick, minimally invasive procedure that involves releasing the frenulum to allow for greater tongue mobility. Our experienced dentists at Dental Elements perform this procedure using precise techniques and gentle care to ensure your child’s comfort and safety.
Tongue-tie release frenectomy offers numerous benefits for infants and children, including:
Improved Feeding: Enhanced tongue movement facilitates better latching and sucking, leading to more efficient feeding and improved weight gain.
Enhanced Speech Development: Increased tongue mobility promotes clearer articulation of sounds and words, supporting speech development and communication skills.
Effective Oral Hygiene: Improved tongue movement allows for better cleaning of the tongue, reducing the risk of oral health problems.
Reduced Frustration and Improved Overall Well-being: Addressing tongue-tie can alleviate frustration during feeding and speaking, contributing to a happier and more comfortable life for your child.
Experienced and Compassionate Dentists: Our dentists have extensive experience in performing tongue-tie release frenectomy, ensuring a safe and effective procedure for your child.
Gentle and Minimally Invasive Technique: We utilize gentle techniques and precise instruments to minimize discomfort and promote healing.
Family-Friendly Atmosphere: We create a warm and welcoming environment to make your child feel comfortable and at ease.
Personalized Care and Guidance: We provide comprehensive pre- and post-operative care and guidance to support you and your child throughout the process.
At Dental Elements, we believe that every child deserves the opportunity to develop their speech, oral health, and overall well-being without the limitations of tongue-tie. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and learn more about how tongue-tie release frenectomy can make a positive difference in your child’s life.
Together, we can help your child’s speech soar and oral health flourish.
I had a long overdue deep cleaning, root canal/crown, AND fillings within a month. Dr. Thurman, Morgan, Kathy and staff were very attentive and kind with not ONLY the procedures and explanations but with checking up on me after the root canal. Also great at helping me figure out my insurance coverage and payments. Dental Elements is GREAT.- Steve
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