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Infant & Children Frenectomy Procedures

Laser Frenectomies to release Tongue and/or Lip Ties

Tie revisions, called frenectomies, remove the tissue or tight frenulum under the tongue or upper lip. Our Board Certified pediatric dentists, Dr. Paul Rubin and Dr. David Sentelle, use a state-of-the-art laser for a safe, quick procedure that allows for greater tongue and lip mobility. In some cases, frenectomies can aid in the prevention of other health problems like dental decay or spacing, speech difficulties, and digestive issues. We can perform an emergency newborn frenectomy or schedule more routine tongue tie and lip tie surgeries for infants, children and teens.

Signs and Symptoms of Tongue Tie and Lip Tie

Infants/Children may exhibit:

  • Noisy suckling or clicking (infant)
  • Popping on and off the breast (infant)
  • Leaks on the sides of the mouth (infant)
  • Poor weight gain (infant)
  • Coughing or gagging (infant)
  • Lip blisters (infant)
  • Gas pain (infant)
  • Reflux or colic symptoms (infant)
  • Speech impediments (older children)
  • Higher risk for tooth decay (all ages)
  • Noisy breathing/snoring sounds when sleeping (all ages)

Mothers who breastfeed may experience:

  • Flattened nipples after breastfeeding
  • Breast Pain
  • Nipple pain and damage
  • Prolonged feedings
  • Poor breast drainage
  • Decreased milk production

Laser trained by the Academy of Laser Dentistry

Drs. Paul Rubin and David Sentelle are two of the few pediatric dental surgeons in the Frisco/DFW area laser trained by the Academy of Laser Dentistry to perform cutting-edge procedures using CO2 laser, including laser frenectomies to release tongue and/or lip ties that will enhance breast feeding, improve speech and esthetics. If you’re interested in learning more about Infant and Children Frenectomy procedures we have many articles on this website:

To find out if your child is a candidate for a laser frenectomy call 214 618 5200 or book a complimentary consultation with Dr. Rubin or Dr. Sentelle to discuss your child’s specific symptoms/concerns and get any questions answered.

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