Treatment For Tongue-Ties And Lip-Ties In Granite Bay

Laser Frenectomy

Welcome to Granite Bay Pediatric Dentistry, where your child’s oral health and overall well-being are our top priorities. Dr. Ranbir Singh understands that oral development challenges like tongue-ties and lip-ties can prevent your child from latching and breastfeeding properly, which can be difficult for both mom and baby, can cause pain, and, ultimately, affect your child’s comfort and growth. That’s why our dedicated team is here to provide you with exceptional guidance and care to address these unique challenges. Keep reading to learn more about the laser frenectomy procedure, which we use to correct tongue-ties and lip-ties, and how we can help your child achieve a happier, healthier smile.

Portrait of a smiling boy in an elementary school classroom, with two classmates standing in the background
Portrait of a smiling boy in an elementary school classroom, with two classmates standing in the background

How Are Lip-Ties And Tongue-Ties Different?

Lip-ties and tongue-ties are both caused by a short frenulum, however they are different conditions. Lip-ties occur when the frenulum connecting the lip to the gums is too tight, while tongue-ties occur when the frenulum connecting the baby’s tongue to the bottom of the baby’s mouth is too short. Both conditions can cause problems with breastfeeding, eating, and speech development. 

What Is A Laser Frenectomy?

A frenectomy is a commonly performed and minimally invasive oral procedure that involves the removal of a small fold of tissue called the frenum, which connects the lips, cheeks, or tongue to the gum or the floor of the mouth. When these frenula are overly tight or short, it is known as a tongue-tie or lip-tie, and they can limit movement and lead to various oral health challenges. Addressing these issues through a frenectomy can significantly improve oral function and comfort.

The procedure involves numbing the area and using a precise laser, causing minimal discomfort or bleeding. Healing usually takes 2-3 weeks with post-procedure exercises to ensure optimal recovery. Patients often experience a remarkable improvement in their oral function and overall quality of life after undergoing a frenectomy.

Why Choose Granite Bay Pediatric Dentistry For A Laser Frenectomy?

At Granite Bay Pediatric Dentistry, we place a strong emphasis on your child’s comfort and overall wellness throughout the entire treatment process. Here’s why you can trust us with your child’s tongue-tie or lip-tie release with a laser frenectomy:

  • Minimally Invasive: Performing a frenectomy procedure with a laser offers several benefits, including minimal bleeding, faster recovery and precision, making it a preferred choice for patients seeking efficient and comfortable treatment.
  • Skilled Expert: Dr. Ranbir Singh, our pediatric dentist, is highly trained and experienced in performing safe and precise tongue-tie and lip-tie releases with laser frenectomies.
  • Child-Friendly Environment: We create a warm and welcoming environment to help your child feel at ease during their procedure.
  • Gentle Approach: We use cutting-edge techniques and equipment to ensure minimal discomfort and a swift recovery for your child.
  • Comprehensive Care: Our team provides thorough post-operative care instructions to ensure your child’s optimal recovery.


Signs Your Baby May Need A Laser Frenectomy:

Your baby may have a tongue-tie or lip-tie if they experience the following symptoms:

  • Clicking or gulping sounds while nursing
  • Nursing blister on the lip
  • Gumming or chewing of the nipples
  • Milk leaking out from the sides of the mouth
  • Easily chokes on milk
  • Colic/gas/reflux
  • Shallow latch
  • Long feeding sessions
  • Poor weight gain
  • Speech impediments or delays
  • Oral discomfort or pain
  • Difficulty moving the tongue or lips

Our compassionate team is here to carefully assess your child’s condition and propose the most suitable treatment plan. Reach out to us without hesitation if your child is experiencing these symptoms, as scheduling a consultation with Dr. Singh can help determine if your child is a good candidate for the procedure.


Symptoms Of Tongue-Ties  In The Nursing Mother:

  • Pain while nursing
  • Thrush/fungal infections around the nipples
  • Decreased milk supply
  • Cracked, blistered, bleeding nipples
  • Breasts not fully emptying
  • Frequent mastitis

Your baby may be a good candidate for a tongue-tie or lip-tie you experience these symptoms as a breastfeeding mother. 


Granite Bay’s Trusted Pediatric Dentist: Dr. Ranbir Singh

Dr. Ranbir Singh is renowned for his compassionate and gentle approach, ensuring your children’s well-being during their visits to Granite Bay Pediatric Dentistry. Originally from Arizona, Dr. Singh and his family have now embraced Northern California as their home. With a Doctorate in Dental Medicine and a Master’s in Public Health, he pursued a rigorous two-year hospital-based pediatric residency at NYU-Langone Hospitals, Phoenix, AZ, specializing in pediatric dental care from infancy to adolescence. Dr. Singh, a proud Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, is fulfilling his dream as a practice owner in Granite Bay, dedicated to ongoing learning to provide top-quality care.

A Healthier Smile Starts Here: Request A Laser Frenectomy Consultation

At Granite Bay Pediatric Dentistry, we are dedicated to ensuring that your child’s smile grows healthy and strong. We are here to provide top-quality, family-friendly care for all your pediatric dental needs. If you think your child may benefit from tongue-tie or lip-tie release, contact Granite Bay Pediatric Dentistry today. Our compassionate team will schedule a consultation to evaluate your child’s needs and offer personalized guidance.

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