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Infant Lip & Tongue-Tie Treatment – Phillipsburg, NJ

Building Bonds by
Improving Oral Function


There’s no denying that breastfeeding is one of the most beneficial things you can do for your baby. Not only does it allow you to create a truly unique bond, but it also offers nutrients that are designed to build a strong and healthy immune system. But even if you plan to breastfeed your baby, there are many reasons why breastfeeding can prove to be challenging. One of the most common is an infant lip- or tongue-tie in Phillipsburg. These restricted bands of tissues can make it extremely difficult for your little one to latch properly, resulting in problems trying to breastfeed or bottle-feed your baby. If you are struggling and need assistance from a specialist, do not hesitate to contact our office and schedule an appointment with Dr. N. Garcia-DeMartino.

Think Breastfeeding Problems Are Your Fault? They’re Not!

A mother holding her newborn baby close in Phillipsburg

Being the mother of a new baby is one of the most beautiful, rewarding, and exhausting times in your life. When caring for an infant who is fussy, hungry, and yet, having trouble latching during feedings, you may begin to wonder if there is something wrong with you. While it may feel as if no one could possibly understand the difficulties you’re facing, the truth is that it is quite common. But before you start assuming it is you, don’t be afraid to consider if your baby may be experiencing a problem that is making breastfeeding harder. A lip or tongue-tie can easily be the culprit and by scheduling an appointment with a specialist, you can put you and your baby one step closer to getting the necessary help for happier, more successful feedings in the future.

The Benefits of a Laser Frenectomy

An up-close view of a soft tissue laser in Phillipsburg

Traditional scalpels and sutures have been used for decades to treat a lip and tongue-tie; however, advancements in dentistry have made it possible so that these instruments are not always necessary. At our dental office in Phillipsburg, Dr. Garcia-DeMartino is pleased to provide laser frenectomies as a safer, more accurate alternative. As a parent preparing to watch their baby undergo any type of procedure, the idea of a scalpel being used can be frightening. Fortunately, with the Waterlase soft tissue laser, we can quickly release the banded tissue while only using a topical anesthetic on your baby.

Not only does a laser frenectomy prove to be much quicker, but it is also more accurate, allowing Dr. Garcia-DeMartino to target smaller areas of tissue. Also, because the laser emits virtually no heat, vibration, or sound, your little one will remain more comfortable and less anxious during the procedure. Another added benefit is the laser’s ability to cauterize the tissue, which leads to minimal bleeding and swelling, and a reduced recovery time.

How a Lip and Tongue-Tie Specialist Can Help

An up-close image of a woman holding her baby’s head while breastfeeding in Phillipsburg

If you have latching issues in Phillipsburg, don’t wait to seek help. A lip and tongue-tie specialist like Dr. Garcia-DeMartino is here to provide the knowledge, guidance, and treatment that will give you and your baby a better chance to build the type of bond you desire. Whether it is breastfeeding or bottle feeding you plan to pursue, trust that a laser frenectomy will improve their oral function, keeping you and your baby happier and healthier during this time.