The Frenectomy (Tongue Tie Release)

The Frenectomy (Tongue Tie Release)

At Colorado Tongue Tie, Dr. Jesse and the team provide patients in Denver with Frenectomy treatments that can be life-changing for infants and new mothers. Frenectomy procedures (also called tongue tie releases) are simple and quick, but the results can have dramatic benefits both physically and emotionally.

Why Would a Child Need a Frenectomy?

Some babies are born with frenulums that limit the mobility of their tongues, which can lead to breastfeeding issues. The frenulum is the tissue that connects the underside of the tongue to the floor of the mouth, and if this tissue is too short and tight, it can cause the movement of the tongue to be restricted.

The medical term for this issue is ankyloglossia, and is more commonly called a “tongue tie”. Tongue ties can make breastfeeding difficult, or even impossible, for infants. If left untreated, certain cases of tongue tie can lead to more severe issues as your child grows. Tongue ties are also related to trouble eating solid food, sleep apnea, and even issues with posture, neck, and back pain.

How Do Frenectomies Work?

At Colorado Tongue Tie, we use cold laser technology to ensure that our frenectomies are as quick and painless as possible. Dr. Jesse is skilled and experienced, and the procedures he performs typically only take about 30 seconds.

During the treatment, an analgesic gel is used to make the procedure completely painless. Dr. Jesse uses a state-of-the-art CO2 laser to perform tongue tie releases. The treatment is minimally invasive, and mothers are typically able to nurse their babies right after the procedure.

Call Us Today to Schedule a Consultation

If you are a mother having a difficult time breastfeeding, your child may have a tongue tie, and this condition can be corrected with a simple, half-minute procedure! Colorado Tongue Tie offers gentle, compassionate treatment for mothers and children affected by this common issue. Call us today at (720) 507-0077 to schedule an appointment for you and your child.

Healthy Tongues, Healthy Lives

At Colorado Tongue Tie, we want to bring comfort to you and your family by diagnosing and treating tethered oral tissues (TOTs) that affect infants, adolescents, and adults. Our procedures can correct breastfeeding issues, speech and airway problems, and neck and back pain in patients from infancy to adulthood. We use cool laser technology to ensure that our treatments are fast, effective and as painless as possible. And our team strives to create a compassionate environment where every patient feels comfortable.