How do you treat a TOT?
To correct tongue and lip ties (or TOTs), a simple procedure called a frenectomy is performed. During a frenectomy, the frenum (the thick connective tissue) is severed to free up more movement. It’s a low-risk, outpatient procedure that is usually successful the first time in solving the targeted problems.
Dr. Ann did tongue/lip tie revisions for all 3 of my kids. My youngest was 1 week old and the team was so kind and helpful with dealing with a newborn! They were also very knowledgeable on how to work with my 2 and 4 year olds! We saw huge tongue mobility improvements for all 3 kiddos!
Our Laser Solution
Thanks to great advances in laser technology, our practice is able to quickly, and with little discomfort, deal with lip and tongue ties through CO2 laser surgery. This surgery uses the LightScalpel Laser, which has a multitude of benefits including:
- Your baby’s Tethered Oral Tissues (TOTs) can be released in minutes—with almost no discomfort or bleeding
- Tissue is released with a cool light beam that reduces inflammation and recovery time
- Precise controlling for a thorough and safe procedure
- Eliminates the need for a traditional scalpel, scissors, sutures or anesthesia in infant frenectomy cases (older children will often still require local anesthesia to make them more comfortable during the procedure)
- The newborns we treat can feed immediately after the procedure for comfort!
- Moms often notice a significant increase in personal comfort while breastfeeding as well
- The procedure can be done as early as the day your baby leaves the hospital
“Dr. Bynum did a fabulous job on my children’s releases. She really knows ties and is passionate about doing it correctly. She would be my number one choice to recommend”