Tongue Tie & Lip Tie Surgery in Vernon

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Helping Your Baby
Use Their Mouth Properly

You may not know it, but taking care of your child’s oral health starts from birth. Even from birth, your baby may have unique oral care needs you’ll need to address to help them eat, drink, and even speak as they grow older.

Some of these problems include tongue ties and lip ties, unique issues affecting your baby’s mouth tissue.

Elevate Dental is prepared to help address these concerns using innovative laser dentistry techniques. Find out how we can help your baby use their mouth properly and book an appointment with us today!

How Laser Technology Can Help

There are numerous oral health concerns that our Solea dental laser can help address, including tongue ties and lip ties.

We use the laser to make small incisions in the excess tissue under the tongue and lips during frenectomy (for lip ties) and frenotomy (for tongue ties) procedures. These incisions are made to free your child’s lip and tongue from constricting tissue, helping them eat and drink safely and comfortably.

These procedures are common, safe, and cause very little discomfort for your baby. In some cases, we may not even need to use anesthesia!

What Are Tongue Ties?

Tongue ties, also known as ankyloglossia, occur when the tissue attached to the bottom of your child’s tongue, called the lingual frenulum, is too short. When this tissue is too short, your child may have difficulty moving their tongue to eat, drink, and speak as they grow older.

Other symptoms may include:

  • Breastfeeding difficulties
  • Problems keeping teeth clean while eating
  • Gaps between lower front teeth
  • Difficulty gaining weight

What Are Lip Ties?

The tissue behind your child’s lip is known as the frenulum. In some cases, babies may be born with a frenulum that is either too stiff or too thick, which can affect how well your baby can move their lips. When this happens, it is known as a lip tie.

If your baby has a lip tie, they may experience symptoms like:

  • Difficulty breastfeeding
  • Clicking sounds during feeding
  • Sleepiness and fatigue while feeding
  • Difficulty gaining weight

Book an Appointment Today

Tongue and lip ties are common issues for babies to experience, but we have the tools and techniques necessary to address these with care and comfort.

If your child struggles with these problems, book an appointment with our team today!

Our Location

Elevate Dental is conveniently located in the heart of Vernon, on 48th Avenue. We have free parking available in our private lot and street parking just a few steps away from our front doors.

If you’re having trouble finding us, please give us a call!

Our Address

  • 2900 48th Ave
  • Vernon, BC V1T-8Z6

Contact Information

*Closed weekends and all statutory holidays


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