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LightScalpel – the quick & efficient way to revise lip/tongue ties!

My child has a “lip tie” – what should I do?!

“Lip tie” and “tongue tie” refers to the tissue (frenum) that attaches the upper lip to the gums or under the tongue. In some cases, this tissue can be very tight, thick or abundant and can effect nursing, speech, feeding, and sleep! See our previous post about frenectomies here:
If your child has been assessed by a qualified pediatric dentist provider for a lip tie and tongue tie, and you are seeking this service, there are things to consider. Anywhere from the provider, the anesthesia, the recovery time, and the laser used-can all play a part in your child’s experience. We, of course, want the best possible experience for you and your little one!
At Bite Size Pediatric Dentistry in Frankfort, Illinois, we have incorporated the use of a CO2 laser, called LightScalpel. This laser is quick, efficient and the procedure can take minutes! This state-of-the-art laser can lead to minimal bleeding, and decreased swelling and post operative pain.
To learn more about frenectomies, lip tie and tongue tie procedures completed by our pediatric dentists at Bite Size Pediatric Dentistry in Frankfort, IL, please call our office (708) 789-9289!


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