Brynn Leroux, DDS had her own tongue tie released with her diode laser 9 months ago. Dr. Leroux’s tongue-tie was fully released but had scar tissue development over time, reducing her range of motion. Her partner, Robert Delarosa, DDS, completed the tongue release with the LightScalpel laser and eliminated the scar tissue.

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Article Summary. In order to rebuild the necessary orofacial function in children and adult patients, an extensive tongue-tie functional release includes the mandatory pre- and post frenectomy myofunctional therapy and the SuperPulse CO2 Laser frenectomy, preferably under topical anesthesia and combined with Tongue Movement Assessment for Ideal Release to achieve optimal function.

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After 6 weeks of anxiety, trying several different methods resulting in minimal weight gain (5 oz. above birth weight), baby Bennett was diagnosed with a stage III lip-tie and a stage IV, or "posterior", tongue-tie. The mother was then referred to The Brush Stop in Carlsbad, CA.

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There appears to be a relationship between maxillary lip tie (ankyloglossia and shortened maxillary labial frenula) and AIR. Treatment of these infants with a relatively simple frenotomy procedure may reduce or eliminate reflux. As a result, many of these infants may be spared from invasive testing or medications that have been shown to have potentially significant side effects.

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