Tongue Tie Release
Mint Dental Care offers a solution to tongue tie through a minimally invasive CO2 laser frenotomy, enhancing oral function with reduced discomfort and no need for sutures.
Tongue Tie Release in Twin Falls, ID
At Mint Dental Care, we offer a streamlined solution for tongue tie through a minimally invasive procedure known as frenotomy. This involves making a small cut to the lingual frenulum, the tissue connecting the tongue to the floor of the mouth. Using a CO2 laser in-office with a local anesthetic, our approach provides numerous benefits, including reduced postoperative pain, swelling, and infection, as well as minimized bleeding for optimal healing. The precision of the CO2 laser also lowers the risk of metastasis and edema, and in some cases, eliminates the need for sutures. If you or your child is experiencing challenges related to tongue tie, our advanced and patient-focused approach can enhance oral function and overall well-being. Schedule a consultation with our experienced team to explore the benefits of tongue tie release and CO2 laser frenotomy at Mint Dental Care.
What is a tongue tie?
A tongue tie is a condition where the lingual frenulum, the band of tissue connecting the tongue to the floor of the mouth, is too short or tight, restricting the natural movement of the tongue.
How long does it take to recover from a tongue tie release?
Recovery time varies, but many individuals experience improvement within a few days. The use of CO2 laser technology often results in a quicker recovery compared to traditional methods.
Can adults undergo frenotomy for tongue tie?
Yes, frenotomy can be performed on individuals of all ages, including adults. It is never too late to address issues related to tongue tie and improve oral function.
Can frenotomy help with breastfeeding issues?
Yes, frenotomy can often improve breastfeeding for both the infant and mother by allowing for better latch and more effective sucking.
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If you have more questions about tongue tie release, please contact our Twin Falls, ID office and we will be happy to discuss them with you. You can also schedule an appointment or see the other services we provide using the links below.