A common procedure performed on infants, babies and children who have lips and tongues that are held too tightly by their frenum. The frenum is the ligament that attaches the lips and the tongue to your gum and jaw bone. It is important to fix this at a young age because it can cause gum recession between and on individual teeth, and it can create gaps between the teeth.
Dr. Chandy performs laser frenectomies on babies and children who suffer from tongue and lip ties. Performing a laser frenectomy, Dr. Chandy is able to remove all or part of the frenum with a laser, allowing the tied lip or tongue to move freely as it was intended. The laser allows Dr. Chandy to treat patients with efficiency and minimal discomfort.