Treatment for Tongue and Lip Ties/Wound Care
Tie revisions (called frenectomies) remove the tissue or tight frenulum under the tongue or upper lip. Dr. Calleros uses a state of the art LightScalpel CO2 laser for a safe and quick procedure that allows for greater tongue and lip mobility. In some instances, frenectomies can aid in the prevention of other health problems like dental decay or spacing, speech difficulties, and digestive issues.
While the procedure can be done with a laser or scissors, advantages of revising ties with a laser include:
- Minimal discomfort
- Minimal bleeding during and after the procedure – the laser aids in hemostasis
- Faster healing
- Bactericidal properties
- Increased precision and complete removal of a tie
Above photo is actual infant paitient treated by Dr. Calleros. Video & Content Credit: The Breathe Institute & Dr. Chelsea Pinto.