The Trusted Experts for Performing a Frenectomy in and around Evansville, IN

The Trusted Experts for Performing a Frenectomy in and around Evansville, IN

Experienced Staff and Professional Methods Make Us the Obvious Choice

Does your baby need a Frenectomy? At Hubert Family Dentistry, Dr. Adam always says “Our goal is to give every baby the best opportunity to thrive.” With an experienced staff and professional methods, we have proven time and time again that we are the trusted source for performing a Frenectomy, in and around Evansville, Indiana. Our ultimate goal is helping a mother and her baby achieve a more consistent and comfortable feeding experience.

What to expect:

  • In general, the procedure is very well-tolerated by infants
  • We take every measure to ensure that pain and stress during the procedure is minimized
  • Crying and fussing are common during and after the procedure
  • Following the procedure, you may breastfeed, bottle-feed, or soothe your baby in any manner you prefer
  • Please Note: Outcomes may vary from baby to baby. Post-procedure care is vital to the successful outcome of this treatment
Why does it hurt to breastfeed my baby?
Many mothers are often told or mistakenly assume that if they cannot successfully breastfeed, there is something wrong with them. The opposite is true. Infants may be born with a combination of conditions called a tongue-tie (ankyloglossia) and/or lip-tie. A tongue-tie occurs when the embryological remnant of the tissue attaching the tongue to the floor of the mouth does not disappear when an infant is born. A Lip-tie occurs when the upper lip remains attached to the upper gum and interferes wit the lip’s ability to adequately flange upward during an infant latch.

Treatment Options:
A Frenectomy may be the treatment needed to help give your baby’s tongue and lip the freedom it needs to establish a proper latch and successful feed. We use state-of-the-art laser technology to perform this procedure. Some of the Benefits of Laser Correction:
  • Risk of bleeding significantly reduced
  • Quick! Takes a couple of minutes
  • Little chance for infection
  • Only topical anesthetic gel needed
  • No need for sedation
  • No operating room or hospital
  • Fast recovery! You can nurse immediately after procedure.
  • Issues that may result from Tongue & Lip Ties
For the Infant:
  • No latch or non-sustainable latch
  • Shallow latch, sliding off the breast
  • Breaks latch seal consistently
  • Clicking or smacking sounds
  • Extreme gassiness
  • Colic and Reflux
  • Prolonged feeding durations (>30 min)
  • Spilling and leaking milk
  • Falls asleep quickly on the breast
  • Gumming or chewing on the nipple
  • Poor weight gain or failure to thrive
  • Unable to hold pacifier in mouth
For the Mother:
  • Creased, flattened or blanched nipples after feeding
  • Cracked, bruised or blistered nipples
  • Bleeding nipples
  • Severe pain with latch
  • Maternal exhaustion & depression
  • Infected nipples
  • Plugged ducts
  • Mastitis & nipple thrush
  • Engorged or un-emptied breasts

My baby was almost labeled as a failure to thrive...Dr. Adam and his amazing staff saved mine and my daughter's nursing relationships. If it weren't for him and his staff, I would have given up.

Gracie (Mother)