Frenectomy Dentist in Bakersfield

Tongue Tie, Lip Tie Treatment (Frenectomy) in Bakersfield

Dana Yeoman, DDS evaluates and treats tethered oral issues affecting infants and kids through a procedure known as frenectomy or frenotomy. The purpose of the procedure is to increase the range of motion when there's limited movement due to having an upper lip or tongue tied.

Tongue Tie Lip Tie Treatment (Frenectomy) in Bakersfield, CA

Frenectomy can help children who are born with a tight connection between their tongue or lips, which causes restricted movement in terms of breastfeeding, speech problems, dental decay/spacing and things of that nature.

Fortunately, these issues can generally be corrected by a simple procedure. Dana Yeoman, DDS is a dental specialist in treating the soft tissues of the mouth in people of all ages. She can expertly release a tongue- or lip-tie for infants, children, or adults using a minimally invasive technique that is both comfortable and fast-healing.

Tongue Tie Lip Tie Treatment Treatment for Infants - Near Me, Bakersfield, CA

If you are experiencing problems with breastfeeding, consider getting a frenectomy for your baby. This easy procedure would cut the tight frenum from their tongue or lip and use a high-tech dental laser to do so. The procedure is safe enough for one day old babies- it's quick and gentle!

Tongue Tie Lip Tie Treatment Treatment for Children - Near Me, Bakersfield, CA

In kids and tongue-tie and lip=tie can result in underlying problems such as jaw-joint pain, trouble swallowing, sleep apnea, gum recession, and speed impediments. The problem can also push dentures out of place and destabilize them in adults.Treatment can improve the patient’s appetite, boost their self-confidence, and make it more comfortable to eat and swallow.

Proper and timely treatment offers several benefits, including:

  • Eliminating breastfeeding challenges for both the baby and the mother
  • Eliminating feeding challenges for children
  • Eliminating problems associated with speech delay