Safe, Effective Frenotomy Options
Parents seek – and expect – the highest caliber of care when it comes to their children. Parents, especially new parents, do a lot of research when choosing a dental provider. By the time they call us to schedule, they have already seen the dental laser on our website and know that laser treatment will be the best for their child. This is why I choose to use BIOLASE dental lasers, and why parents trust us with their children’s care. Infant frenotomies are one of the most sought-after soft tissue procedures we offer. We have even had two families drive all the way from Oklahoma to visit us in Texas! Often the results of these procedures are our most rewarding success stories.
It’s gratifying to know that I’ve drastically improved a child’s quality of life. One of my favorite life-changing moments involves an 8-month-old infant who was failing to thrive and being fed by a nasogastric tube. With no other obvious medical issues, his condition had become serious enough that he was scheduled for surgery to have a G-tube placed. After evaluation, I recommended upper labial and lingual frenectomies. Not only was the treatment a success, but we later learned that the baby’s feeding patterns had improved so much that he no longer required the G-tube surgery! This was such a pivotal moment for this young child and a relatively simple procedure that changed his world.
Another case that touched our hearts was a 10-month-old infant who was failing to thrive and also experiencing cardiac issues. His pediatricians could not find the cause of the baby’s poor feeding habits and the mother came to us for an evaluation after hearing about us from a friend. We performed frenotomies, and only a few weeks later the child had not only gained weight, but the pediatrician was no longer recommending cardiac surgery. This was another emotional moment for me and my team – made possible by Waterlase!