What is a tongue tie? 

How is it treated?

​Upper Lip Frenum (infant)

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Tongue Tie (also known as ankyloglossia) is a condition where the tip of the tongue is connected to the floor of the mouth.  This may interfere with feeding during infancy or with speech later on in life.

​Upper Lip Frenum (child)

What is lip tie?

Lip Tie is a condition where the frenum (also known as frenulum), the tissue that connects the upper lip to the upper gums, is very thick and may cause a gap between the two, upper front teeth.  In infancy, lip tie may interfere with breastfeeding.  

Dr. Denise offers laser lip and tongue tie treatment, also known as labial (lip) and lingual (tongue) frenectomy (or frenulectomy).  

For tongue tie, this laser treatment provides a quick, safe, stitches-free, and hospital-free solution.  For infants with this condition who have difficulty nursing, or for children with this condition who have related speech problems, this treatment is a great option.

For lip tie, older children with prominent gaps in their front teeth may benefit from the laser lip tie frenectomy to facilitate closing the gap between their front teeth. Infants with lip tie may benefit from improved latching while breastfeeding after laser labial frenectomy.