How to Help Your Baby Recover from a Laser Frenectomy

July 6, 2023

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Happy mom playing with her baby

Is your precious little baby struggling to breastfeed properly? Do they tend to be fussy? Are they not gaining weight as quickly as they should? Naturally, you may feel concerned. It is possible that your baby has a lip or tongue tie. If your little one is diagnosed with either (or both) of these conditions, they may need to undergo a minor surgery known as a frenectomy. It involves severing excess tissue in the mouth that is restricting the movement of your baby’s oral structures.

That prospect might sound a bit scary, but there is nothing to worry about! If the procedure is performed with a laser, you can expect a quick and easy recovery process. Here are some tips on how you can help your baby to heal as comfortably as possible:


Traditional vs. Laser: Which Type of Frenectomy is Best?

November 20, 2022

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Dental laser

When taking your child to see a specialist about their lip- or tongue-tie, you may be unaware of the two types of procedures that can be performed: a traditional or a laser frenectomy in Nashville. Although both lead to great results, advancements in dentistry make it possible for specialists to offer more comfortable methods of treatment. To better understand what is to be expected as well as the differences between these two procedural options, a lip- and tongue-tie specialist is here to explain.


What to Expect Before, During, and After Tongue-Tie Treatment

October 13, 2022

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Mother with her baby after tongue-tie treatment

If your child has tongue-tie in Nashville, they might have a hard time eating, their speech development could be delayed, and they could be at risk for several dental issues. Fortunately, you can help them avoid these issues by having a frenectomy done. This treatment helps free the tongue so that it can move normally again. To help you get ready for your child’s frenectomy, here is an outline of what you can expect to happen before, during, and after the procedure.


Are Lip and Tongue Ties More Common Now?

September 14, 2022

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babies playing with lip and tongue ties that are common

You’ve had some trouble nursing your new little one, and you come to find out that they have a tongue tie. One day at playgroup, you share your struggles with your friends, and a few of them have also dealt with this issue. Have lip and tongue ties become more common in recent years? To answer this question, you must first learn exactly what this problem is, why it seems to be more prevalent now, and how lip and tongue ties are treated.


Could Your Child Benefit from Orofacial Myology Therapy?

November 29, 2018

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smiling toddler boyIn discussions about the way oral health affects overall health, we often hear about things like gum disease, tooth loss, and cavities. However, there is another major way in which the mouth can affect overall wellness. With the orofacial structures do not function properly, serious problems may result that affect a child’s breathing, swallowing, and physical development. Orofacial myology in Tennessee is designed to address such problems so children can have the best start in life. How can you know if your child would benefit from orofacial myology therapy (OMT)?


Invest in Your Child’s Smile with Functional Orthodontics in Franklin

October 16, 2018

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young girl with bracesYou know the secret to a beautiful smile relies on the health and appearance of your child’s teeth. Sometimes, the alignment of their teeth involves more than just aesthetic issues. There are times when their positioning can cause complications with their daily life, like their ability to chew or breathe. To protect their oral functions, it is best to correct the problems early. Functional orthodontics in Franklin gives your child the foundation they need for a healthy, functional smile.

What Is a Lip Tie in Nashville Going to Cost You? Learn Today

February 8, 2018

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A baby smiling.When your doctor tells you that you child needs a lip tie in Nashville, it’s normal to have a lot of questions. You may be wondering what exactly the process entails and how it will help treat your child’s symptoms. Many parents ask what the treatment costs and how much their insurance will cover such treatment. Your doctor understands that insurance is not always predictable due to changing variations in coverage, so she wanted to lay out the expectation as well as possible before beginning treatment.

The next time you enter the office, you’ll be able to enter prepared and get your child in healthy condition.


What Is Lip/Tongue Tie? What Causes It?

October 18, 2017

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teething babyThat extra little bit of tissue that connects the tongue to the floor of the mouth may look small, but it can really limit the range of motion while your baby is feeding. It’s called the frenulum, and many babies are born with one that is tight or restrictive. You are likely to notice problems during breastfeeding that ranges from difficulty feeding to a poor latch, discomfort, and/or an irritable baby as a result. Fortunately, there is a minor procedure that can solve the problem — and Dr. Paige Prather is an expert in the treatment. Keep reading to learn more about the frenectomy in Nashville.


4 Questions You Need to Ask Before Revising Lip & Tongue-Tie

September 9, 2017

mother holding crying childWhen our babies need us, we’re there. It’s what parents do. If you’re a parent struggling to help an infant with lip or tongue-tie, you have likely experienced the pain and frustration of trying to help your child comfortably complete the simplest tasks like feeding or smiling. If you are looking for answers or want help with revising your child’s lip or tongue-tie, keep reading to find out more.

Why is Treatment for Lip and Tongue Tie in Nashville Important?

July 17, 2017

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Infant yawningWhen your baby is born, you never expect there to be any issues with your perfect little bundle of joy. However, it is not uncommon for infants to suffer from a lip or tongue tie. The tight flap of skin, known as restrictive frenulum, may not seem like a large concern; however, if it is not corrected quickly, it can lead to issues with feeding and problems with speech as your child grows. It is best to have the skin corrected as soon as possible by a specialist who treats lip and tongue tie in Nashville to prevent future complications.

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