Benefits of a CO2 laser
The comfort of our patients is one of our top priorities, and we believe that a CO2 laser is the best tool to ensure that our frenectomies are as successful as possible. Benefits of this technology include:
- No general anesthetic required
- Surgical precision that can’t be matched by treatment with scalpels
- Minimal to no bleeding and no stitches required
- Minimally invasive, allowing for a quick healing period
- Lower risk of infection during the healing process
The Frenectomy Procedure:
The frenectomy is a 15-second release procedure performed by Dr. Sledge. Post-procedure, the mobility of the tongue is immediately improved, enabling your child to lift their tongue to their palate, and allowing them to latch and suction while nursing/bottle feeding.
In most cases, once the procedure is completed, your baby is able to feed within minutes of the procedure in our office. We provide a calm space where you can comfort, breastfeed, or bottle feed your child after treatment so the team at Mississippi Tongue Tie Center can monitor your child and follow up immediately after treatment. For older children, this simple procedure will improve eating issues and can also help with speech. Adults will notice decreased neck and back pain and improvements in posture.