What is a tongue tie?
A tongue tie is a condition occurring which results in a restrictive or a tight lingual frenulum, which is the connective tissue that connects the bottom of the tongue to the floor of the mouth. Having a tight frenulum impacts speech, eating and breast-feeding. It can also impact dental health including pain/clicking in the jaw and inflamed gums.
What is lip tie?
A lip tie occurs when the upper lip remains attached to the upper gum. This can lead to spacing between the upper teeth and form a large gap. It can also lead to dental decay, pain with breast feeding and difficulties with brushing and flossing.
What is a frenectomy?
This procedure consists of releasing the frenum under the tongue or upper lip to allow for a better range of motion. This is done with the soft tussore laser. The laser does not cut; it is simply a vaporisation of the tissue that occurs with the light energy. There is very little discomfort with the laser and quick healing.