What Is Airway Orthodontics?
Laser frenectomy, also called laser tongue tie release, is a simple, minimally invasive and quick treatment for tongue tie. In laser lingual frenectomy, a tight frenulum connecting the tongue to the floor of the mouth is released. The laser frenectomy procedure is painless and performed under topical local anesthesia.
WHAT HAPPENS DURING A LASER FRENECTOMY PROCEDURE?
During the laser frenectomy procedure, a topical anesthetic is first applied to the area to be treated. In the next step, a pen-sized laser is used to release the tongue tie or lip tie. The entire process of laser frenectomy takes place in about 5 minutes, with little to no discomfort.
WHAT HAPPENS AFTER A LASER FRENECTOMY PROCEDURE?
Mothers are encouraged to breastfeed the baby immediately after a laser frenectomy procedure. However, sometimes the complete benefits of a laser frenectomy procedure are seen immediately and sometimes only after the healing period.
RECOVERY PROCESS AND TIME FOR LASER FRENECTOMY
After the tongue tie laser surgery, it is important to follow the aftercare instructions given by your doctor. Apart from this, following up with the Lactation Consultant and Craniosacral Therapist post-laser frenectomy is important to ensure the functions of the body, tongue and breastfeeding are restored.
In general, it takes around three to four weeks for complete healing of the tissues. For a quick healing process during the recovery period, mothers are advised to follow the measures of proper active wound management along with gentle daily stretching exercises for the infant.