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Lip & Tongue-Tie Treatment – Phillipsburg, NJ

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The procedure used to treat a lip or tongue-tie is called a frenectomy, but it is also sometimes referred to as a frenotomy or frenulectomy. No matter the verbiage, these all describe the same procedure. Dr. Garcia-DeMartino has decades of experience performing this procedure using the latest and most effective techniques. She is a laser treatment expert with nearly 20 years of experience, meaning when you come to see her, you can trust that you or your child are in great hands for lip and tongue-tie treatment in Phillipsburg, NJ. If you’re ready to finally take care of a lip or tongue-tie, contact us today to schedule a consultation.

Why Choose Dr. Garcia-DeMartino for Lip & Tongue-Tie?

  • Fast & Pain-Free Laser Frenectomies
  • Doctor Who is a Sympathetic Mother of 4
  • Nearly 20 Years of Laser Treatment Experience

The Frenectomy Process

Baby smiling during frenectomy lip and tongue tie treatment process

The goal of every frenectomy procedure is to loosen the connective tissues that are restricting the movement of the lips and/or tongue. To do this, a very small portion of tissue is removed.

Traditional Frenectomy

Scalpels and medical tools for lip and tongue tie treatment

For decades, frenectomies were performed using surgical scissors. While these are more than capable of snipping troublesome tissue, this approach definitely has its drawbacks. Firstly, it isn’t exactly comfortable, plus it can be rather imprecise. The doctor’s goal is to remove as little tissue as possible while still delivering a positive result, and this is pretty difficult when working with infants who have tiny mouths and are likely also squirming and upset (even if they have been numbed with anesthetic, which carries its own risk of issues).

Laser Frenectomy

Laser frenectomy treatment tool

With a laser frenectomy, the excess oral tissue is instead removed using a highly-concentrated beam of light. This not only allows the doctor to be more accurate (enabling them to target smaller areas of tissue), but the process is much more comfortable as well. Typically, a baby only needs topical anesthetic, which means time doesn’t need to be taken to wait for general anesthesia to kick in. The laser itself emits practically no heat, sound, or vibration. Plus, it cauterizes the treatment area, ensuring there is very little bleeding, and drastically reducing recovery time.

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Advanced Technology for Precision Care

Advanced laser dentistry technology

In order to provide the highest quality care possible, Dr. Garcia-DeMartino not only uses the latest laser technology to treat her patients, but she also utilizes special surgical loupes that allow her to look at a child’s mouth with extreme magnification. This helps her clearly see what is going on, so she can identify and remove as little tissue as possible. She also has special cameras that can be used to take pictures of the inside of a child’s mouth, which can be shown to the parent and lactation specialist to stimulate clear and precise communication.

Complimentary Revisions

Mother smiling at laughing infant

After your child’s initial treatment, if they experience any additional issues related to a lip or tongue-tie, we will be happy to make any revisions they need for 100% FREE. Dr. Garcia-DeMartino takes a lot of pride in her work, and her main goal for each child is for them to live a happy life and have optimal oral health.