Dentist Sherwood Park
Park Dental Wellness Centre
Park Dental Wellness Centre

Lip & Tongue Tie Release Sherwood Park

Tongue-tie and lip-tie are conditions where the connecting tissue that joins the tongue or lip to the floor of the mouth develops too tightly or in a way that restricts movement. These issues, particularly common in infants and young children, can affect breastfeeding and speech development.

At Park Dental Wellness Centre, we offer tongue-tie and lip-tie release in Sherwood Park to address these concerns and promote healthy oral function.

Heart-shaped tongue, attempting protrusion.

Benefits of Tongue-Tie and Lip-Tie Release in Sherwood Park:

  • Improved Breastfeeding: Releasing the restricted tissue can enhance an infant's ability to latch properly during breastfeeding, reducing feeding difficulties and improving nutrient intake.
  • Better Speech Development: Releasing the tight tissue in older children can promote improved speech development and articulation, enhancing communication skills.
  • Enhanced Oral Function: Tongue-tie and lip-tie release can improve overall oral function, allowing for better tongue movement and coordination during chewing, swallowing, and speaking.
  • Reduced Discomfort: The release of tight tissue can alleviate discomfort or pain associated with tongue and lip restriction.
  • Preventive Dental Care: Addressing tongue-tie and lip-tie early on can help prevent future dental issues and potential speech difficulties.

The Tongue-Tie and Lip-Tie Release Process:

  1. Evaluation: Our skilled dental professionals will conduct a thorough evaluation of your child’s tongue and lip ties to determine if a release procedure is necessary.
  2. Anesthesia: Local anesthesia is typically administered to ensure the child’s comfort during the procedure.
  3. Procedure: The dentist will use sterile scissors or a laser to cut the frenulum, allowing the tongue greater freedom of movement.
  4. Post-Procedure Care: After the release, we will provide detailed instructions on how to care for the treated area to promote healing and prevent infection.
  5. Follow-Up: Follow-up appointments may be scheduled to monitor the healing process and address any concerns.

If you're experiencing symptoms of tongue-tie or lip-tie, contact Park Dental Wellness Centre to learn more about our tongue-tie and lip-tie release services in Sherwood Park.