Addressing Tongue and Lip Ties for a Better Start

If you're facing challenges with breastfeeding and suspect your baby might have tongue or lip ties, Belle Meade Smile Center, in collaboration with Sleep Well Dickson, is here to offer comprehensive frenectomy treatment.

Understanding Frenectomy Treatment

Breastfeeding hurdles, short feeding times, latching issues, and more can be signs of tongue or lip ties in infants. Sleep Well Dickson specializes in identifying and resolving these concerns through a minimally invasive procedure known as frenectomy.

Benefits of Laser Treatment

  • Gentle Healing: Laser energy is kinder to tissues, allowing for a smoother healing process.
  • No Numbing Required: Babies can feed immediately after the procedure, aided by the analgesic properties of breast milk.

Why Choose Frenectomy at Belle Meade Smile Center?

  • Expert Consultation: Begin with a free consultation at our center. Our team will assess symptoms and conditions, providing insight into the classification of lip and tongue ties.
  • Diagnostic Imaging: We employ advanced diagnostic techniques, including pictures, to accurately diagnose and classify ties.
  • Laser Treatment: Our state-of-the-art laser treatment ensures a gentle and precise procedure. Unlike conventional methods, there are no stitches, resulting in quicker and easier healing.
  • Postoperative Care: Receive thorough guidance on immediate aftercare during a two-week postoperative care program.

Parental Support & Education

At Belle Meade Smile Center, we understand that addressing tongue and lip ties is not just about immediate relief but also contributes to a child's long-term growth and development. Dr. Ford Gatgens, our laser dentistry specialist, holds certifications from the World Clinical Laser Institute (WCLI) and the Academy of Laser Dentistry (ALD). His expertise ensures a holistic approach to each case.

Your Baby's Success Story

Dr. Gatgens has personally experienced the transformative benefits of frenectomy on his own son, Charlie. From improved eating habits to reduced acid reflux, Charlie's journey exemplifies the positive impact of this procedure.

Schedule Your Consultation for Same-Day Treatment

Set up a free consultation at Belle Meade Smile Center, and if needed, receive same-day treatment for infants, children, and adults. Partner with us to ensure your child's optimal feeding experience and long-term well-being.