Laser Frenectomies Dentist in Frisco, Texas
We are a premiere Laser Frenectomy Dentistry in Frisco, TX with services to infants, toddlers, teens and children with special needs. Sheer Smiles Pediatric Dentistry is located in Frisco, Texas and we proudly serve the surrounding cities of Little Elm, The Colony, Plano, Prosper, and Oak Point.
Laser Frenectomy Dentistry Frisco, Texas
Frenectomies, or upper lip and tongue ties revisions as they are commonly called, are procedures that are often done on newborns, toddlers or children who have lips and tongues that are held too tightly by their frenum.
What is a Lip Tie or Tongue Tie?
Well before your baby is born, you are committed to doing everything possible to help him or she grows up happy, strong and healthy. Sometimes, you both need extra help to accomplish this, and one common but easily treated problem some parents and infants face is a restrictive frenum. This is also called a frenulum and is commonly known as tongue-tie or lip-tie. A frenum is a stretch of tissue that connects and holds other tissues in place. The lingual frenum is the tissue under the tongue connecting the tongue to the floor of the mouth. The maxillary labial frenum is the tissue attaching the upper lip to the mouth.
From the Sheer Smiles Blog: Know If Your Child Needs Laser Frenectomy for a Lip or Tongue Tie?
What is a Frenectomy?
For a newborn, lip-tie or tongue-tie can make breastfeeding difficult for the infant and painful for the mother because the lip and/or tongue’s limited movement prevents the infant from properly latching on and drawing milk from the breast. If left untreated, it can eventually impair the child’s speech and proper tooth alignment. The newborns we treat should nurse immediately and sometimes moms will notice a very significant difference both in the quantity that the newborn consumes as well as their personal comfort while nursing.
Lip-tie and tongue-tie can be corrected by a procedure called frenectomy/ frenotomy. This can be performed with scissors or a soft tissue laser. Together, we’ll do everything possible to help your little one grow up happy, strong and healthy.
About Dr. Solmaz Shir, DDS
Presently, Dr. Solmaz Shir is a Board Certified Specialist in Pediatric Dentistry. In addition, Dr. Shir, Received her Bachelor of Science in Clinical Laboratory Science from the University of Texas at Austin, and her Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S) degree from University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio.
Specifically, Dr. Solmaz Shir graduated from dental school with a distinction in academic teaching. After that, she received numerous leadership, academic, and dentistry awards. As a result, Dr. Solmaz Shir has held a position as part-time faculty at Baylor College of Dentistry while practicing general dentistry in private practice setting in DFW area.
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