Tongue-Tie and Lip-Tie Improve Your Child’s Growth
  • Help your child breastfeed correctly
  • Avoid long-term issues with their speech & self-confidence
  • Ensure they feel at ease with a painless laser procedure

Improve Your Baby’s Health by Treating Tongue-Tie & Lip-Tie in Sturgis, WY

Breastfeeding is fantastic for your baby’s dental health and overall development. Yet this can be difficult and feel frustrating if your baby has difficulty latching onto the breast because of a tongue-tie or lip-tie. Your baby may have difficulty moving their tongue freely because of tissue that attaches it to the base of the mouth or upper lip.

We easily treat tongue-tie and lip-tie in Sturgis, SD so you can:

  • Feel at ease knowing your child can latch properly
  • Ensure your baby is getting their immunologic protection from your breast milk
  • Enjoy stress-free, natural feedings with your little baby
  • Bond easily and comfortably with your child during breastfeeding

If you think your baby is having trouble latching and feeding comfortably, don’t wait to get help. Call Synergy Dental Center at 605-206-6200 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Porter.

Choose a Fast & Easy Solution to Help Your Child

Dr. Porter has excellent training and hands-on experience in treating tongue-ties and lip-ties in little ones. The simple process can be completed comfortably and painlessly using the Erbium laser. We’ll simply remove the tiny bit of connective tissue that restricts your baby’s tongue movement. No painful cutting is needed, and no sutures are even necessary. Our tongue-tie and lip-tie treatment has multiple benefits:

  • Completing the treatment takes only seconds of your time
  • Correcting both anterior and posterior tongue-ties in a simple procedure
  • Allowing your baby to eat comfortably as soon as the quick, in-office procedure is over

We proudly take a holistic approach to general dental care. This is just one example of how our team can address small problems early on so they don’t lead to long-term oral and systemic health problems.

Don’t Chance Your Baby’s Health With Untreated Lip-Ties & Tongue-Ties

Lip-ties and tongue-ties can be easily treated, and it’s important to do so as soon as possible. Children can experience poor health consequences when these conditions are not corrected in a timely manner. For babies, this untreated condition can lead to malnutrition, sleeping problems, and dehydration. As they get older, a tie can:

  • Cause changes in their facial development
  • Give them trouble while eating solid food
  • Introduce a higher risk of choking or gagging while eating
  • Create delays in speech development and difficulty speaking
  • Lead to dental problems
  • Cause a lack of self-confidence

Issue with ties also can affect mothers. If your child can’t feed correctly, breastfeeding can cause discomfort and even pain. A mother can suffer from milk duct blockage or breast tissue infection. Additionally, the mental toll can cause anxiety, depression, and stress for parents.

Dr. Porter and our team want you and your child to avoid those correctable issues. That’s why we encourage you to visit us for tongue-tie and lip-tie treatment in Sturgis, SD. Call 605-206-6200 for an appointment. You can also schedule online for your appointment at Synergy Dental Center.

Common Questions About Tongue-Tie & Lip-Tie

Will a tongue-tie or lip-tie resolve itself?

It would be ideal if a tongue-tie or lip-tie problem could be resolved without intervention. However, professional help is necessary to help your child achieve normal movement of their tongue and lips. Without resolving the issue, your child could have trouble properly nursing, speaking, and breathing.

Is tongue-tie or lip-tie surgery painful?

A tongue-tie or lip-tie procedure is a quick and painless procedure at our office. Instead of using a scalpel or other instrument, Dr. Porter will use a low-power dental laser to easily and quickly remove the excess tissue. Your child won’t feel a thing, plus your child will heal quickly and with minimal discomfort. Best of all, no stitches will be needed.

When should tongue-tie or lip-tie be corrected?

A tongue-tie or lip-tie problem should be corrected when it’s first noticed. The younger the child is, the better off they’ll be from a quick, painless intervention. There’s no reason to put off treatment once the condition has been identified. Treating the problem early on will help your child avoid eating, breathing, and speech problems as they grow.

Will a frenectomy hurt?

Not at all. Since we use a laser to release your child’s tongue-tie, there is minimal discomfort. Infants will likely have little to no awareness of what is going on. For older children, we can administer kid-friendly sedation with laughing gas, if needed, so they will stay calm.