If you or your child struggles with lip tie, a condition that restricts the movement of your upper lip, turn to New Jersey Dental Specialists in Verona and Westfield, New Jersey. Exceptional dentists Shalom Mintz, DDS, Louis Galiano, DMD, and their team offer lip tie release procedures to repair tissues underneath your upper lip and restore lip functioning. Call the office to schedule a consultation or book one online today.
Lip tie release is a minor dental procedure in which your dentist cuts a piece of tissue that connects and restricts the upper lip from moving around freely. Cutting this tissue, called the frenulum, during lip tie release often makes eating, chewing, and speaking easier.
The frenulum that connects your upper lip to nearby gum tissue is too stiff, short, or thick if you have lip tie. Common symptoms of the condition include:
Because lip tie can cause serious problems for babies and young children, your provider often recommends tongue tie release at an early age.
The experts at New Jersey Dental Specialists let you know if you or your child is a candidate for lip tie release after discussing the symptoms and oral health history with you. They examine the lips, tongue, teeth, gums, and mouth and take dental X-rays if needed. New Jersey Dental Specialists then personalize a treatment to match you or your child’s needs.
During lip tie procedures at New Jersey Dental Specialists, your dentist numbs the treatment area and offers a sedative to help you or your child relax. They may use a laser or other specialized dental tools to cut restrictive soft tissues beneath your upper lip.
After lip tie procedures, it’s important to follow all aftercare instructions. Take medications as directed by your dentist to reduce the risk of infection and discomfort. You can expect some redness, tenderness, and swelling during the healing process.
Your dentist may recommend following a soft-food diet while affected soft tissues heal. Attend follow-up appointments so the team can evaluate the results and ensure the best outcome possible.
Call the office or book an appointment online today to learn more about lip tie release at New Jersey Dental Specialists and find out if the procedure is right for you or your child.