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The Trouble with Lip or Tongue Ties and Newborns

The Trouble with Lip or Tongue Ties and Newborns, Palmer Distinctive Dentistry,  Greenville, SC
Many mothers have all but given up on breast feeding due to their newborn not receiving enough nutrition from feedings. This can happen when your baby is born with a lip or tongue tie, which occurs when a band of tissue tethers the lip or tongue, restricting range of motion for your newborn. This restriction results in your newborn not being able to achieve proper sucking motions during breast feeding. Because of this, your baby may not be getting enough food and nutrients during each feeding session, which prevents necessary weight gain. Dr. Daniel Knause and the team at Palmer Distinctive Dentistry in Greenville, SC are experienced in the treatment of lip or tongue ties using Solea laser treatment.

When a newborn has a tongue or lip frenum that is too tight, they may not be able to get a good seal on the mother’s nipple, or a bottle fed nipple. This can result in them swallowing excess air and not enough breast milk. In addition to not receiving enough nutrients, the excess air can cause gas, colic, reflux and spitting up. Using the Solea laser for treatment, you can expect a procedure that is well tolerated by most children. Dr. Knause and team consistently takes every measure to make sure that any discomfort is minimized during the procedure

Solea Laser Treatment

The Solea laser utilizes sophisticated software which provides the laser the ability to deliver extremely fast and precise cutting that requires minimal or no anesthesia. Solea laser treatment is the optimal option for lip or tongue ties and provides an anxiety free experience for both parent and child.

The length of the procedure is also incredibly time-efficient, lasting just 1 to 2 minutes. Before you know it, your baby will be able to receive the nourishment they need due to gaining a full range of motion around the mouth, tongue and gums.

Preparation

Here are some steps you will want to take in preparation for the procedure:
  • Bring a blanket to swaddle your baby
  • Restrain from breastfeeding before the procedure as you will attempt to feed them right after the procedure to make sure the procedure was successful
Once the procedure has been completed, a list of exercises will be provided that will need to be strictly followed several times daily to prevent tissue regrowth.
Palmer Distinctive Dentistry best dental office near Greenville, SC

Palmer Distinctive Dentistry
John J. Palmer, DMD | Daniel J. Knause, DMD | Debra G. Adams, DMD |
John R. White, DDS, DABDSM

At Palmer Distinctive Dentistry, we believe that oral health and overall wellness are linked. This is our focus when attending to our guests’ dental needs. Giving beautiful, healthy smiles to the residents of Greenville, SC is our goal.

Heading our team is Founder Dr. John J. Palmer, a Medical University of South Carolina School of Dentistry graduate. A dedicated holistic dentist and pioneer in advanced dentistry, he incorporates the latest technologies and IAOMT-certified methods and stays abreast of modern developments in biological dentistry.

Dr. Daniel J. Knause earned his B.S. in Health and Exercise Science from Furman University and his DMD from Medical University of South Carolina School of Dentistry. He’s well-versed in IAOMT protocol and holds membership in many prestigious associations.

Dr. Debra G. Adams received her Bachelor of Science from Huntingdon College in Montgomery, AL, and worked as a dental assistant, before graduating from dental school at the University of Alabama, Birmingham. Dr Adams that she is SMART certified through the IAOMT and is dedicated to giving our guests the best treatment possible.

A graduate from the University of Texas, John R. White, DDS, DABDSM has over 40 years of experience in providing health care services in the field of professional dentistry. He is renowned as a specialist in the field of sleep apnea as well as being a patient-friendly doctor who aims to provide the best possible oral health care possible. He has contributed to the dental community of professionals by lecturing across the country to share his wealth of knowledge on the subject.