About Lip & Tongue Tie Services from Dr. Paige-Franklin, TN
Expert Care From a Mother Who Has Been There
First and foremost, Dr. Paige Prather is a mother. She took a special interest in the subject of lip and tongue-tie because she personally struggled to breastfeed her own son, Jaxson, due to tongue-tie. As a child, Dr. Paige had five siblings, and her mother breastfed all of them. When her child was born, there was no doubt in her mind she would do the same with Jaxson. Unfortunately, they both struggled, and eventually, stopped breastfeeding early. Dr. Paige later discovered that a tongue-tie was the source of their problems. This experience drove Dr. Paige to look into how tongue-tie is diagnosed and treated so she could help others. While Dr. Paige is happy to treat lip and tongue-ties in patients of any age, she is especially passionate about treating infants and is ready to provide care, support, and assistance for babies and nursing mothers.
In addition to offering lip and tongue-tie services, Dr. Paige is a skilled family dentistry practitioner. She has a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from The Ohio State University School of Dentistry as well as years of training and experience to ensure the quality of the services she provides. Dental education, especially Dr. Paige’s advanced training in pediatric care, laser dentistry, and specifically lip and tongue tie diagnosis and full revision, has made her one of the go-to practitioners in Tennessee for lip and tongue-tie procedures. Dr. Paige has superior knowledge of how the oral and facial anatomy works together to allow patients to speak, chew, smile, and very importantly, breastfeed. This places her at an advantage when it comes to providing high-quality care for patients at any age in need of treatment for lip and tongue-tie.
We Look at the Big Picture
When a mother is unable to breastfeed her child, the problems go well beyond simple nutrition. It introduces frustration and even pain into something that should serve as a wonderful bonding moment, plus it can lead to overall health problems for the baby. And, it can make speaking or even breathing more difficult. Dr. Paige understands these challenges, so her goal with each child goes well beyond simply releasing their tongue or lip-tie…she ultimately wants to set them on the path towards a happy and healthy life.
Not a One Size Fits All Solution
Each child’s tongue or lip-tie and the challenges they face are unique, which means they require a novel solution. That’s why Dr. Paige puts so much effort into the initial exam and treatment planning so she can completely tailor her care based on a child’s needs. Her approach is never cookie-cutter, which leads to a better experience and higher quality result.
Wide Network of Specialists
When you decide to partner with Dr. Paige, you’ll also gain direct access to her network of pediatricians, lactation specialists, myofunctional therapists, and more. This means she can fix your child’s tongue or lip-tie and make it easy to get the follow-up care they need, all without having to spend hours researching online or visiting someone you’ve never heard of. She only works with the most accomplished professionals in their fields, ensuring you have peace of mind at every step of the process.
Modern, Safe & Welcoming Office
We keep our office absolutely spotless, so each time you step in, it will look like you’re the very first person to come to see us. Our imaging and laser technology consists of the latest proven instruments, and this is all overseen by a team of friendly, skilled professionals who are committed to making your time with us as stress-free as possible.