Why X-rays anyways? Periodic dental X-rays are an integral part of a thorough dental examination. They help show areas of the teeth and mouth that are not clinically visible. The two main types in pediatric dentistry are Panoramic X-rays (that scan the upper and...
Does my child have a tongue or lip tie? Should I be concerned?
Have you noticed so many kids these days are being diagnosed with tongue and lip ties?
Do they really affect breastfeeding? Speech? A gap between the front teeth? Why do they seem to be more prevalent lately? How can they be treated? These are all great questions!
What to do next-
There is a lot of confusion about lip and tongue ties. At Stellar Kids Dentistry, we help children and families every day. We will evaluate and when appropriate use lasers for delicate surgical management. We find the laser to be most effective for this procedure for a few reason.
- It has a faster healing time.
- There is a better success rate for the fibers not regrowing back together.
- It helps cauterize the area and makes for less bleeding.
- No stitches needed!
Do you have any questions?
Visit all Stellar Kids Dentistry locations for more information to help you wade through the facts and myths surrounding this topic.
~ Dr. Paul Kahlon
111 SE Everett Mall Way, Ste. D
Everett, WA 98208
T: (425) 212-1810
13209 44th Ave SE, Ste. 101
Mill Creek, WA 98012
T: (425) 381-4990