Personal, Same-Day Treatment from Dr. Baines
A tongue tie occurs when there’s an issue with the lingual frenulum, which is the attachment of skin underneath the tongue. It forms before your baby is even born. The process of fixing it is sometimes referred to as a frenectomy.
Similarly, a lip tie deals with the skin attachment under the upper lip. When these pieces of skin aren’t long enough or don’t move properly, there can be problems with breastfeeding or potential growth and developmental issues.
Dr. Baines offers compassionate, understanding care to make treatment simple and comfortable for both the parent and child. Consultations and treatment commonly occur in the same visit for children under two. Here’s what you can expect:
Step 1: We’ll take all the time we need to get to know you and your family during a one-on-one consultation and thorough evaluation. This is where we determine who is a part of your bodywork team – a lactation consultant, chiropractor, SLP, Myofunctional Therapist, Craniosacral Therapist and/or Pediatrician.
Step 2: It’s photo time! This is the step when we take any necessary photos to provide a deeper understanding and education about your situation to make the best decision possible for you and your family.
Step 3: Dr. Baines uses high-tech, yet extremely gentle, CO₂ laser technology to release the lip and tongue ties in Springfield with precision, minimal discomfort and faster healing.
Please know that for children under two, we always do our best to get your child’s procedure completed the same day as the evaluation. Parents are welcome in the room to provide comfort and reassurance.