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Frenectomies in Woodbury

Lip & Tongue Tie at OCPD

If you live in Woodbury, NY, or the surrounding area and want to learn whether your child needs lip or tongue tie treatment, please get in touch with the Lip & Tongue Tie team at OCPD.

About Lip and Tongue Tie

Lip and tongue ties happen when the oral frenulum is too short or tight. One oral frenulum links the top lip to the gum between the two front teeth. The other connects the tongue to the floor of the mouth.

Lip and tongue ties restrict oral movement, making it challenging for a child to feed, swallow, speak, and digest. They can also cause significant tooth alignment issues when left alone.

A lip or tongue tie is more than a cosmetic problem. It can cause the following medical and oral health issues:

  • Infant feeding difficulties with breastfeeding and bottle-feeding
  • Digestive issues like reflux and colic
  • Dental problems like malocclusion
  • Trouble swallowing
  • Speech impediments and delays

Frenectomies at Lip & Tongue Tie at OCPD

A frenectomy is an outpatient laser procedure that quickly and safely cuts the tight frenulum, allowing for proper oral development. Lasers minimize healing time, help control bleeding, and produce less discomfort.

Why Choose Lip & Tongue Tie at OCPD?

Our practice provides expert care for babies and children. As pediatric dentists, we treat all our young patients with care and concern. 

We understand that planning a frenectomy for your child can be a difficult, emotional decision. We aim to make our procedures safe, effective, and quick.

Frequently Asked Questions About Lip & Tongue Tie

How long does a frenectomy take?
Your child will be in the treatment room with us for about five minutes. The procedure itself typically takes no longer than 30 to 45 seconds.
Can a lip or tongue tie cause breastfeeding or bottle-feeding issues?

Tongue or lip ties can impair babies' feeding ability. Babies may not be able to swallow well or swallow too much air. They may become tired during the feeding process and fall asleep too soon. Tongue and lip ties can also result in problems with colic and reflux.

For the breastfeeding parent, a tongue or lip tie can lead to significant discomfort. Blistered, cracked, and chafed nipples are common.

How long will it take for my child to recover from a frenectomy?
Your child may experience discomfort for five to six days after the procedure. We may prescribe medication and at-home comfort techniques. Gentle stretching exercises are a must to prevent the tissue from reconnecting.
How old does a baby need to be to receive a frenectomy?
We can perform a frenectomy within the baby's first weeks or months if necessary. Treating the issue early on will prevent future problems.
Will insurance cover my child's frenectomy?
Most policies cover frenectomies when they impact medical or oral health. Check your policy's details to determine whether you must pay anything out of pocket before bringing your child in for the procedure.
1200 NY-208
Monroe, NY 10950
Monday | 9am- 5pm
Tuesday | 8:00am - 4:00pm
Wednesday | 9am-5pm
Thursday | 8am-4pm
Friday | 8am-4pm
Saturday | Closed
Sunday | Closed

Directions from Woodbury, NY

Head southwest on Falls Ln toward NY-32 S
Turn right onto NY-32 S
Turn right onto Ridge Rd
Turn right onto Seven Springs Rd
Slight left onto Seven Springs Mountain Rd
Slight right to stay on Seven Springs Mountain Rd
Continue onto Mountain Rd
Turn right onto NY-208 N
*Destination will be on the right

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1200 NY-208
Monroe, NY 10950
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