Tongue Tie Solutions
Pediatric Dentistry of Palo Alto has the goal to give every child the best start at a lifetime of happy smiles and outstanding oral health. Working with your child’s pediatrician as well as your lactation consultant, correcting tongue tie in newborns and infants could be one important step towards your child’s healthy future.
Ankyloglossia, commonly known as tongue-tie, is the restriction of tongue movement as a result of fusion of the tongue to the floor of the mouth. A short frenum (the muscle attachment that connects the base of the tongue to the floor of the mouth) is known to limit the range of motion of the tongue. In some instances, the restriction can lead to difficulty with breastfeeding, dental decay, spacing, speech and airway complications as well as digestive issues.
Dr. Adams and Dr. Aneil use a soft tissue laser to release the muscle attachment, allowing a greater mobility of the tongue. We have included informative articles to better understand the benefits and the indications for the procedure. For information related to the laser frenectomy, please contact our office.