WHY DO WE CHOOSE WATERLASE?
Stevenson's Dental Ark and The Dental Ark are the ONLY pediatric dentists in the El Paso area to use the new water laser treatment available for LIP and TONGUE TIES to aid in breast feeding of infants, speech development, proper jaw growth and good cleaning of tissues. Based on increasing demand, we adopted more patient friendly frenectomy techniques that are bladeless, bloodless, and sutureless. We know kids and parents alike will love this!
WaterLase offers our little patients a better overall experience. Using just water, air, and light, it is a more natural, biologically centered treatment. The laser is extremely accurate and generates no pressure, causing less trauma to the teeth and gums. WaterLase also conserves more healthy enamel than conventional dental drills.
Our office uses WaterLase for many procedures, including:
- Frenectomy (“Tongue-Tie” or “Lip-Tie” Release)
- Treatment of soft tissue ulcers
WHAT IS A TONGUE OR LIP TIE?
According to the National Institutes for Health, the incidence of ankyloglossia (tongue-tie) is between 4% and 10%. Tongue- and lip-tie can prevent older children from chewing age appropriate foods, or cause speech delays and impediments.
Tongue- and lip-tie are both caused by a tight frenulum, a cord of tissue connecting one oral structure to another. The tightness prevents proper freedom of motion, making everything from swallowing, to eating, to speaking more difficult. A safe, simple procedure called a frenectomy "releases" the restriction of the tissue – freeing your child's mouth to function normally.
STATE-OF-THE-ART TREATMENT FOR TONGUE-TIE AND LIP-TIE
Frenectomy treatment tends to be highly effective. At The Dental Ark, we treat tongue- and lip-ties with advanced WaterLase technology!
If your baby is not gaining weight, or if you are suffering acute pain from breastfeeding, it may be a sign of tongue- or lip-tie. Frenectomy often immediately solves breastfeeding woes for mother and baby in cases of tongue- or lip-tie.
The earlier tongue- and lip-tie are treated, the better. Call Stevenson's Dental Ark (915-91-1999) or the Dental Ark (915-855-2337) and ask about gentle treatment with WaterLase.
Do you know someone with a lip or tongue tie who could benefit from our WaterLase Treatment? Contact us here in El Paso to find out how we can help!