Tongue and Lip Tie Correction
What is it?
Lip-tie and tongue-tie (also known as ankyloglossia) is a congenital condition affecting an estimated 4% to 10% of infants. One of the earliest signs of this condition is problems with breastfeeding such as:
- inability or difficulty latching
- painful breastfeeding for the mother
- inadequate weight gain for the infant
As a child gets older, tongue- or lip-tie can affect speech, oral hygiene, and even social development. Traditional surgical treatment can be painful and take time to heal.
State-of-the-Art Solutions in a modern, comfortable setting.
At Dental Associates of Connecticut, our pediatric specialists use the LightScalpel laser as an alternative to traditional surgery, which offers substantial benefits including:
- less pain
- no bleeding
- faster healing
Our treatment is administered right in the chair at our beautiful facilities, and the infant can breastfeed immediately after the procedure.
Dr. Laura Huling, one of our pediatric specialists who performs this procedure, recently appeared on WTNH’s CT Style program to discuss its advantages.
Meet the doctors
Our pediatric dentists are expertly trained in laser frenectomy techniques and are conveniently located in New Milford and Newtown. We coordinate our efforts with your existing lactation consultant and pediatrician to make nursing as successful for you and your baby as possible.
Interested in more information? Need to make an appointment?
Contact Our Newtown Office:
32 Church Hill Road, Suite 201,
Newtown, CT 06470
Phone: (203) 426-5891
Fax: (203) 426-5137
Contact Our New Milford Office:
1 Aspetuck Ave
New Milford, CT 06776
Phone: (860) 355-4138
Fax: (860) 210-1665
Monday – Thursday:
8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Friday – Saturday:
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Doctor on call 24 hours
It’s not just for babies!
Frenectomies can be beneficial for many things, from feeding difficulties to speech difficulties, to gag reflexes, some orthodontic concerns and acid reflux. Grinding and snoring can also be symptoms of ankyloglossia. Any age group (from infancy to adulthood) can benefit from a frenectomy procedure if your are experiencing symptoms.