Laser treatment for tongue tie

Tongue-tie is when the strip of skin connecting the person’s tongue to the bottom of their mouth is shorter than usual.

In some cases, it can prevent tongue movement, making it harder for people to pronounce words. In babies, a tongue-tie makes it very difficult for the baby to breastfeed.

What are the signs of tongue-tie in babies?

Some babies cannot latch on during breastfeeding, and their tongue needs to cover the lower gum. 

In case of a tongue-tie, there may be-

Difficulty in attaching to the breast and hence not able to have a complete feed.
Difficulty in feeding for a long time, they have a short break and then provide again.
Hunger pangs.
No gaining of weight, as it actually should.
Difficulty lifting their tongue or moving it from side to side.
Difficulty in sticking their tongue out.
Heart-shaped tongue when stuck out.

How can you treat tongue-tie?

Frenectomy or tongue-tie is a general dental procedure performed on infants, children, and many times on adults. This procedure involves removing the connective tissue (called the frenum) at either the top or the bottom of the mouth, specifically under the tongue or the upper gums. This treatment can be done surgically or with a laser.

Why Laser?

  • There is minimal discomfort with the laser. 
  • There is almost no bleeding from the laser procedure.
  • Lasers sterilize at the touch and therefore have less risk of infection. 
  • The healing is rapid.
  • Lasers stimulate bio-regeneration and healing.

Where can I find the best dentist for laser frenectomy near me?

Dr Sana Farista is undoubtedly the best dental expert in the field of laser frenectomy in Mumbai. She has conducted this procedure on many a patient

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