LASER FRENECTOMY

Dr. Jesse is known internationally as being an expert for treating infants who are tongue-tied and lip-tied.  His youngest patient was 6 hours old and his oldest patient being 82.  There is no age limit on treating tongue and lip ties!  Dr. Jesse uses laser surgery and local anesthetic to treat abnormal frenums, which eliminates the need for general anesthesia. 

Mothers often have pain when breastfeeding and the baby has trouble latching.  It is assumed that there is something wrong with them, however, the baby could be tongue or lip tied.  Some medical providers will tell you that tongue and lip ties do not inhibit successful nursing and that the ties will correct themselves over time.  However, the opposite is true.  Tongue and lip ties are not something your child will “grow out of” and they absolutely make breastfeeding difficult and sometimes impossible.

Do you have any of the following problems?
  • Severe pain with latch

  • Incomplete breast drainage

  • Plugged ducts

  • Mastitis

  • Cracked, bruised, blistered or bleeding nipples

If you or your baby experience any of those problems, your child may have a lip and/or tongue tie.

If left uncorrected, your child may never be able to breastfeed and can also lead to problems as they get older.  The following are potential problems when left untreated:

  • Speech development problems

  • Inability for proper bone development and tooth eruption

  • Tooth decay

  • Sleep apnea

  • Nutritional problems

  • Limited mobility and function of the tongue

 

If you are unsure if your child has a tongue or lip tie.  Please feel free to email Dr. Jesse at jamesjessedds@gmail.com.  Please send a picture of the inside of the upper lip and, if possible, under the tongue and he can tell you if further evaluation is needed.  Feel free to call our office and we will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

Does your baby have any of the following problems?
  • Inability to latch

  • Un-sustained latch

  • Slides off nipple

  • Prolonged feeding times

  • Unsatisfied after long feedings

  • Gumming or chewing on nipple

  • Poor weight gain or failure to thrive

  • Colic

  • GI problems and reflux

  • Gagging

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