Specialty Services and Procedures
Here are some of the additional services we offer to enhance your treatment:
Frenectomies and Functional Frenuloplasties
More information on releasing tongue and lip ties can be found here.
What is a tongue tie or lip tie?
A lip or tongue tie is a condition which is present at birth that restricts tongue or lip movement. It usually is the result of an unusually tight or thick frenum, which is the band of tissue that connects the tongue to the floor of the mouth, or the lip to the gums. A tongue or lip tie can contribute to feeding or swallowing difficulties for infants. It can also affect speech, and inhibit development of the cranial structures, which may contribute to restricted airway development or crowded teeth.
In older children and adults, a tie can affect tongue and lip function, which can play a part in TMJ disorders, neck pain, sleep breathing issues such as apnea, and orthodontic relapse. More detailed information can be found below.
In our office, we use the latest research and technology to address lip or tongue ties on infants, children, and adults. If myofunctional issues and/or ties are noted, we may refer for services including craniosacral therapy, speech therapy, orofacial myology, chiropractic care, physical therapy, or lactation consults as indicated to optimize results.
Prolotherapy, Trigger Point, and Platelet-Rich Fibrin (PRF) Injections
Therapeutic Laser Treatments
Our lasers can treat other soft tissue concerns such as canker sores or cold sores, and we can perform soft tissue biopsies.
Additionally, our therapeutic cold lasers can help to provide significant pain relief.