None of the frena in our mouths serve an important purpose. They are remnants from the band of tissue that initially helped guide the formation of our facial structures. In addition, a frenum has very little nerve tissue, which is another reason the procedure is relatively painless for our patients. There is no negative to removing them when needed.
We want our team to have all focus on your child during the short procedure. Because of the logistics of completing the lip tie or tongue tie release, we have parents wait in an adjacent room. Our team will bring your child to you immediately following the release, so you can feed, soothe, and comfort him or her.
Generally, no. The procedure only takes a few minutes and we want your infant to be hungry immediately following the procedure to help with soothing.
Each insurance policy is different, but our knowledgeable staff members will work with you and your insurance company to determine the best financial option for your family.
We generally receive a written request for the procedure, but we are happy to speak with your IBCLC or pediatrician directly.
This procedure can be completed as early as 24 hours after birth.
Our quick and painless procedure allows our patients of all ages to move past these troubling symptoms and improve oral health and overall well-being. If you would like our doctors to evaluate your child for a lip or tongue tie, please contact our office today to schedule an evaluation.