Dr. Dina Chehab performed a lip tie release using a LightScalpel CO2 laser to correct a congenital lip tie. If left untreated, a lip tie can lead to problems with breastfeeding in infancy, speech, orthodontic issues, and periodontal problems such as gum recession. The patient, in this case, was a 9-year-old child receiving collaborative care with orthodontic treatment.
The procedure’s photos show the healing sequence that took place after the lip tie release. The first row of photos shows the child with a restrictive lip tie before the procedure. The second row, taken immediately post-op, shows the child with the laser incision that was made to release the lip tie. The incision is clean and well-defined, with no bleeding. The third row, taken one week after the procedure, shows the surgical site healing well, with no sign of infection or other complications. The final photos in the bottom row, taken six months after the procedure, shows the completely healed surgical site.
About Dr. Chehab
Dr. Chehab is a highly trained and experienced pediatric dentist, having graduated from the University of Maryland with a degree in Biology and then earning her Doctorate in Dental Surgery from the University of Maryland School of Dentistry. She continued her advanced post-doctoral specialty training in Pediatric Dentistry at the University of Southern California and the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles. She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.
If you are looking for a pediatric dentist who is knowledgeable and experienced in lip tie releases, consider scheduling an appointment with Dr. Chehab at Urbana Pediatric Dentistry. You can learn more about Dr. Chehab and her practice in Ijamsville, MD, by visiting her website at www.urbanapediatricdentistry.com.