Little Penguin Pediatric Dentistry

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LIP & TONGUE-TIE TREATMENT – PROSPER, TX

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Lip and tongue-ties are common problems that are most diagnosed in infancy. They can lead to a variety of symptoms, including difficulty latching while breastfeeding, poor infant weight gain, limited tongue and oral mobility, and much more. In the past, parents often associated these signs with something wrong with what they’re doing, but that’s simply not the case! Lip and tongue-ties can drastically impact your child’s oral movement, leading to a variety of other complications. At Little Penguin Pediatric Dentistry, Dr. Peng and our team can help diagnose and treat the lip and tongue-tie in Prosper, allowing your child to communicate and eat better with complete oral function.

Why Choose Little Penguin Pediatric Dentistry for Lip & Tongue-Tie Treatment?

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We Care About Patients, Not
Numbers

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Family-Owned & Operated
Dental Practice

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Clean & Modern Penguin-
Themed Office

How Do Lip & Tongue-Ties Develop?

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It’s estimated that over five percent of children are born with some type of lip or tongue-tie, and while in many cases they may not lead to any symptoms or difficulties, others can. While this issue can impact people as children, adolescents, and adults, more pediatricians and pediatric dentists are diagnosing it in infancy, allowing for immediate and early intervention. During apoptosis, a fetal development period, frenum form, which are bands of tissue that connect the tongue to the floor of the mouth and the lips to the gums. In some cases, these can become overgrown or too thick, leading to lip and tongue-ties.

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Why Is It Important to Treat Lip & Tongue-Ties?

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If your child is experiencing symptoms at a young age, early treatment can have great benefits for them as they grow. This intervention can prevent them from experiencing a wide range of problems as they get older, including:

How Lip & Tongue-Tie Treatment Works

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At Little Penguin Pediatric Dentistry, we offer safe, fast, and pain-less frenectomies using our soft-tissue laser. This neat device substitutes surgical scissors for a small beam of light that’s able to precisely and effortlessly remove overgrown tissue and allow for free movement of your little one’s lips and tongue. Because it cauterizes the area on-contact, risk of post-op complications like infections and bleeding, are minimal.

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Lip & Tongue Tie FAQs

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We understand that the prospect of your precious baby undergoing surgery, even a minor one, can be intimidating. You may want to gather as much information as possible before the procedure so you can feel prepared for the road ahead. To assist you, we have put together the following list of FAQs about lip tie, tongue tie, and the frenectomy surgery. If your specific questions are not included here, give us a call. We will be happy to speak with you!