Tongue Tie surgery allows the tongue to move more freely, which can improve feeding and, in some cases, speech sounds. Tongue-tie surgery, also known as a frenotomy or Frenectomy, involves cutting the short, tight piece of skin connecting the underside of the tongue to the bottom of the mouth.

Utilizing laser dentistry, Dr. Namrata Hardy employs a minimally-invasive procedure lasting less than a minute to address the lip or tongue tie. In most cases, a numbing anesthetic is sufficient to alleviate the baby’s pain and discomfort during the treatment. At Flourish Tongue Tie Center near Arvada, our laser dentistry technology ensures minimal bleeding and discomfort during the procedure, allowing the infant to resume breastfeeding immediately after the tie is treated. Call us at (720) 251-4444 to Schedule an Appointment.

Even when the baby can breastfeed without causing pain for the mother, a restricted frenulum can have lasting impacts on dental and jaw development, leading to difficulties or inability to swallow solid foods, cavities, spacing issues in the teeth, breathing and sleeping problems, posture, TMD, reflux, headaches, and various other concerns.

Advantages of Laser Frenectomy – Arvada

Treating tongue or lip tie using laser tissue treatment provides several benefits:

  • Minimal pain: Frenectomy laser treatment eliminates the need for anesthesia.
  • Minimal swelling and bleeding: Soft tissue laser treatments seal blood vessels, promoting immediate blood clotting.
  • No need for stitches: Cauterization from the laser’s heat eliminates the requirement for stitches.
  • Reduced infection: The laser immediately sterilizes the treated area.
  • Precision: Laser precision minimizes trauma to the treated area, preventing unintentional damage to surrounding tissue.
  • Faster healing: Decreased bleeding, trauma, and infection risk contribute to faster healing and regeneration compared to traditional treatments.

Know more About our office.

Tongue tie correction

Our expert, Dr. Namrata Hardy, utilizes a state-of-the-art laser for the safe and swift removal of tissue, holding certification from The Academy of Laser Dentistry for performing frenectomies. To learn more about laser dentistry for tongue tie treatment, contact our office today. Explore information about Tongue Tie Correction.

Lip tie correction

Lip tie correction is safely and painlessly performed through laser dentistry. Dr. Namrata Hardy, our expert, utilizes advanced laser technology for quick and precise tissue removal. Laser tongue tie correction fosters rapid healing, minimizing the risk of infection and discomfort.

How much does Frenectomy cost in Arvada, CO?

Laser frenectomies typically cost between $250 and $800, with an average around $400 to $500. Depending on your insurance coverage, it may be approved. Our benefits coordinator, experienced in dealing with insurance providers, will assist you in reviewing your benefits and providing necessary documentation for submission if required.

Tongue tie cost in Arvada

The cost of tongue tie correction varies based on factors like location, the severity of the case, and the specialist’s expertise. Prices typically range from $250 to $1200, with an average cost of $400 to $600. Insurance may cover some or all of the expenses.

Lip tie cost in Arvada

Lip tie correction costs vary from $250 to $1200, contingent on factors like location, case severity, and specialist expertise. The average cost typically falls between $400 to $600, with potential coverage by insurance for some or all of the expenses.

What is a tongue tie or lip tie?

A tongue tie or lip tie occurs when a baby has a piece of tissue connecting the upper lip to the upper gums (lip tie) or an unusually small or tight band of tissue tethering the bottom of the tongue’s tip to the bottom of the mouth (tongue tie). This excess tissue, either too thick, too tight, or both, restricts the mobility of the mouth, causing moderate to severe effects. Severe tongue or lip ties can impact breastfeeding, eating, speaking, and swallowing in infants. Additionally, restrictive frenulums may affect jaw and dental development, chewing, breathing, digestion, and may be associated with reflux, causing pain for the infant. Laser frenectomy, the removal of the frenulum, may be recommended when restricted mobility affects bottle-feeding, nursing, or causes discomfort for both the mother and child.

FAQ for Frenectomy

Is a Frenectomy painful for babies?

The frenulum, a thin membrane with few nerves, makes the procedure relatively painless. It requires no anesthesia and takes seconds to perform. Traditionally done with scissors, it can now be performed with a dental laser, minimizing blood loss and infection risk.

What is a good age to get a Frenectomy done?

A frenectomy can be done at any age, including infancy for tongue tie issues affecting breastfeeding or bottle-feeding.

How long does it take to recover from Frenectomy?

With laser frenectomy, infants can usually feed immediately with improved latching. Mild discomfort and minimal swelling may occur in the first 24 hours, and stretching exercises are advised for four weeks to prevent reattachment.

How do you stop bleeding after Frenectomy?

Laser frenectomies are often bloodless as the laser cauterizes the wound. Some spotting may occur, but generally, there is no significant bleeding.

Do Tongue Ties Affect speech?

While a tongue tie doesn't cause speech delays, it may impact pronunciation or articulation due to restricted tongue movement.

How long does a lip tie take to heal?

After a laser lip tie correction, infants may experience minor discomfort, with full healing taking a couple of weeks. Stretching exercises are crucial during this period to prevent reattachment.

How long does a tongue tie cut take to heal?

After a laser tongue tie correction, infants can usually nurse immediately, with complete healing in 2 to 4 weeks. Stretching exercises are necessary to avoid reattachment.

How common is it for tongue tie to reattach?

Proper aftercare, including recommended exercises, reduces the commonality of reattachment after a tongue tie correction.

Is a Frenectomy covered by insurance?

Infant frenectomies are often covered as medically necessary, addressing ankyloglossia, a condition impacting children and usually covered by dental and medical insurances.

Find Our Tongue Tie Center Near You

We are near to Arvada. Flourish Tongue Tie Center for frenectomy surgery is located at Village Visa Dr crossing near Mountain View Blvd in Erie, CO. Nearest cross streets are E Baseline Rd and CO-7, next to CitiBank ATM.

Driving Directions from Arvada to Flourish Tongue Tie.