Laser Frenectomy Dentist in Frisco, Texas
Laser Frenectomy Dentistry Frisco, Texas
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.
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.
Sheer Smiles participates with most PPO insurance plans. Medicaid and CHIP accepted.
Dr. Shir will provide the best Pediatric Dentistry services for your child!
Pediatric Emergency Appointments!
Sudden dental injuries or severe pain can be frightening. In these emergency situations, we will be there to help your child, 24/7/365!
Common Questions for Parents
How often does my child need to see the pediatric dentist?
Are baby teeth really that important to my child?
When should I take my child to the dentist for the first check-up?
Why is it important to see a pediatric dentist instead of a general dentist?
Dr. Solmaz Shir of Sheer Smiles Pediatric Dentistry is a board-certified Pediatric Dentist with more training than a general dentist in treating your kids oral health.
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The effects of fruit on kids teeth
We all know that fruit is full of vitamins and an important part of kids diets. But did you know that too much fruit (whether it’s fresh fruit, fruit juices, dried fruit or canned fruit) can have a negative effect and contribute to problems such as cavities and erosion, especially if your kids are grazing on fruit all day? Read more
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