A tongue tie/lip tie is a condition where lips and tongues are held too tight by the frenum (the ligament that attaches your lips and your tongue to your gum and jaw bone). Dr. Kelly Giera is specially trained for tongue tie/lip tie release laser surgery.
The traditional surgery to release frenums can be quite traumatic, painful and could also take a long time to heal. It involves general anaesthesia and care at a hospital. With our advanced tongue tie laser surgery, you can avoid the hospital.
Many babies and newborns find it difficult to latch if they have a tongue tie and/or lip tie. It's a condition often seen by mothers, midwives, lactation specialists and doctors.
The Laser procedure to release frenums involves:
- Removal of the tissue precisely and painlessly, making it more comfortable
- Almost no bleeding afterward
- No stitches
- No GA (General Anaesthesia)
- We encourage immediate breast feeding following the procedure