Tongue Tie Surgery
in Dallas, Texas

Premier Tongue Tie Surgery for Your Child at Beyond Pediatric Dentistry

Welcome to Beyond Pediatric Dentistry, leaders in tongue tie surgery in Dallas, Texas. Our pediatric dental team provides care for children with a tongue tie.  We focus on their oral health and overall well-being. Dr. Loria & Dr. Carla give parents seeking tongue tie treatment in Dallas information, guidance and advice backed by the latest research and data. 

What is a Tongue Tie?

A Tongue Tie, or Ankyloglossia, occurs when the lingual frenulum (the small fold of tissue beneath the tongue) restricts movement of the tongue. This can challenge breastfeeding, affect speech development, and interfere with oral hygiene. A child with a tongue tie may show difficulty in feeding and may not gain weight as expected.

Assessing and Treating Tongue Ties

Our approach at Beyond Pediatric Dentistry in Dallas involves a detailed examination focused on the ‘Three T’s’: Tongue Space, Tongue Tone, and Tongue Tie. This comprehensive assessment ensures we address how the frenulum affects your child’s oral functions holistically.

Treatment typically involves discussing options for a frenectomy—the surgical release of the tie. This brings us to a common question from parents: Laser or Scissors?

Laser or Scissors: Which is Best for a Child Frenectomy?

Tongue Tie

At Beyond Pediatric Dentistry, we offer both laser and scissors techniques for performing frenectomies, understanding that each child’s situation is unique:

  • Laser Frenectomy: This method uses a focused light beam to cut through tissue, offering benefits such as less bleeding and often a quicker healing process. It is highly precise, making it ideal for delicate areas. This is what our practice uses exclusively for infants. 

  • Scissors Frenectomy: Traditional yet effective, this technique involves relieving the restrictive frenulum with surgical scissors. This can be used in combination with the laser for children to allow an effective and precise procedure. 

The choice between laser and scissors depends on various factors, including the child’s specific condition, age, and the preferred method of the dentist. Dr. Carla and Dr. Loria ensure that each family receives a personalized treatment that best suits their child’s needs.

Benefits of Tongue Tie Surgery

Tongue tie surgery at Beyond Pediatric Dentistry offers numerous benefits, including:
  • Improved breastfeeding: Enhanced latch and feeding for infants.
  • Better speech development: Increased tongue mobility for clearer speech.
  • Enhanced oral hygiene: Easier brushing and flossing for better dental health.
  • Overall well-being: Increased comfort and reduced frustration for your child.

The Importance of Early Intervention

Addressing tongue and lip ties early can prevent complications such as speech delays, feeding difficulties, and dental issues. Our clinic in Dallas advocates for proactive assessments and treatments to promote optimal oral posture and long-term health.
Dr. Carla
Dr. Loria
Why Choose Beyond Pediatric Dentistry in Dallas?

Our founders, Dr. Carla and Dr. Loria, bring their insights as mothers and specialists to every diagnosis and treatment, ensuring your child receives compassionate and competent care.

They combine professional expertise with personal experience and empathy to help parents make informed decisions about their child’s health.

Tongue Tie FAQs

How is a tongue tie diagnosed?

A tongue tie is diagnosed through a physical examination by one of our doctors at Beyond Pediatric Dentistry. They will assess the appearance and movement of your baby’s tongue and may ask about any feeding difficulties or other symptoms you’ve noticed. If you have concerns, please reach out to us at (972) 808 6825.

Yes, a frenectomy is generally considered safe. It is a quick procedure that can significantly improve feeding and other issues related to tongue tie. Most babies recover quickly and can often breastfeed immediately after the procedure. For more information, feel free to contact us at (972) 808 6825.

After a frenectomy, most babies can feed immediately and may show improvement in feeding and other symptoms. There might be some minor bleeding or discomfort, but these typically resolve quickly. Follow-up with our doctor at Beyond Pediatric Dentistry is important to ensure proper healing. Should you have any questions, don’t hesitate to call us at (972) 808 6825.

A frenectomy is generally well-tolerated by infants and causes minimal discomfort. The procedure is very quick, often lasting only a few seconds. Some babies may cry during the procedure due to being held still rather than pain. If you have any queries about the procedure, please contact us at (972) 808 6825.

The healing time after a frenectomy is typically very short. Most babies experience minor discomfort for a few hours to a couple of days. The tongue usually heals rapidly, and breastfeeding improvements can be seen immediately or within a few days to a few weeks. If you need more details, please call us at (972) 808 6825.

While a frenectomy is generally safe, as with any medical procedure, there are some risks. These can include minor bleeding, infection, or a small risk of the frenulum reattaching. It’s important to follow our doctor’s post-procedure care instructions to ensure proper healing. For further assistance, contact us at (972) 808 6825.

After a frenectomy, it’s important to keep the area clean and monitor for any signs of infection. Our doctor will recommend gentle stretching exercises to prevent the frenulum from reattaching. Breastfeeding or feeding your baby immediately after the procedure can also help with healing and comfort. For more information on aftercare, please get in touch with us at (972) 808 6825.

Schedule Your Tongue Tie Consultation Today!

If you suspect your child has a tongue tie, don’t wait to seek professional help. Early intervention can make a significant difference in their development and quality of life. Contact Beyond Pediatric Dentistry in Dallas, Texas, to schedule a consultation for tongue tie surgery. Our dedicated team is here to provide the expert care your child deserves.

At Beyond Pediatric Dentistry in Dallas, we are dedicated to guiding each family through their unique health challenges with comprehensive care and state-of-the-art solutions. Our commitment to your child’s health journey is unwavering, from initial assessment to treatment and beyond.