What is the Treatment For Tongue-Ties?
The treatment for tongue-ties is a frenectomy. A frenectomy involves using a dental laser, the Lightscapel CO2 soft tissue laser to release the tongue-tie. We use local anesthesia to ensure there is minimal discomfort during the procedure. The procedure is fast and requires no aftercare aside from keeping an eye on the procedure site to make sure it doesn’t get infected.
Can Tongue-Ties Grow Back?
No. There is no known case of the tongue-tie growing back. In very rare cases, it can reattach itself, but this is highly unlikely.
When is a Tongue-Tie Revision Necessary?
Tongue-tie is necessary when the tongue cannot move in a full range of motion and it’s causing function problems. If you’re not sure whether it’s necessary for you or your child, please visit us for a consultation to learn more.
Does The Procedure Hurt?
No. We use local anesthesia to numb the area and a soft tissue laser to minimize discomfort.
What Happens After the Procedure?
Babies can start breastfeeding an hour after the procedure and all other ages can go about with their normal lives. If the procedure was performed on older children or adults, they may require further treatments to reverse the damage caused by an untreated tongue-tie. Our dentists will discuss their recommendations during your consultation.
Get Tongue-Tie Revision in Fort Atkinson Today
If you suspect that you or a loved one have a tongue-tie and you’re suffering from the symptoms, the Wisconsin Tongue-Tie Center can help. Simply schedule a consultation by calling (920) 563-7323 so we can provide an examination and recommendation for treatment. Tongue-tie surgery is a fast, painless procedure that can change one’s life. Contact our dental office today to get started.