A tongue-tie, also known as ankyloglossia, is a common dental condition that restricts the tongue’s motion. If untreated, tongue-ties can cause a number of problems for your overall health and quality of life, including poor oral health, speech disorders, sleep disorders, and difficulty eating and swallowing. Dr. Jeffrey Yelle offers tongue-tie laser therapy to release tongue-ties and improve your oral and overall health. Call Mountain Wellness Dentistry at 719-488-2375 to learn more about tongue-tie laser therapy in Monument, Colorado, and schedule a consultation with our skilled dentist.
Your tongue is connected to the floor of your mouth by a small fold of tissue known as a frenulum. When this frenulum is abnormally short or thick, it causes a tongue-tie and will prevent you from chewing, eating and speaking properly. In the case of infants and very small children, it may also cause discomfort and struggles with breast feeding. Fortunately, tongue-ties can be treated quickly and comfortably with a simple, single-visit procedure known as a frenectomy.
Laser frenectomies are quick and comfortable to perform, eliminating the tissue attachment without any pain or discomfort. The DEKA CO2 laser also sterilizes the area, reducing the risk of inflammation and infection, reducing, if not eliminating, bleeding and promoting faster healing following treatment. The DEKA laser is noncontact, meaning that your treatment is minimally invasive and highly precise as well as comfortable.
Give us a call today to learn more about tongue-tie laser therapy and schedule your consultation with our dentist!