At Dentistry on Parkdale, Dr. Karen Ho and her team in Hamilton, Ontario, serve patients with a wide selection of treatment options related to oral health and wellness. This includes offering frenectomy treatments, including upper lip tie release and tongue tie release. These are performed for patients of all ages, depending on the situation. We see many newborns in our office who need tongue tie release, as this condition can impact their ability to breastfeed successfully. To address this, our team will perform a fast procedure known as tongue tie release, or a frenectomy, to resolve the problem and improve a newborn’s ability to feed. This can also provide relief and comfort to moms, especially if breastfeeding has been nearly impossible.
Tongue tie release is a surgical procedure also known as a frenectomy. During this procedure, the band of tissue that attaches your child’s tongue to the floor of their mouth (the lingual frenum) is snipped with a laser or scissors. This helps loosen the tongue, allowing it to move freely in the mouth and improve speech and breastfeeding.
Tongue tie release can help reduce symptoms like difficulty latching during breastfeeding, excessive gagging during feedings, tiring easily while eating, or even attention and learning issues due to poor oral motor skills. The procedure is performed under local anesthesia to ensure your child’s comfort throughout the process. Dr. Karen Ho is highly experienced at performing tongue tie releases for both children and adults.
Whether you have a newborn who is struggling to latch during breastfeeding or are an adult who has receding gums caused by a tight frenum, talk to the team at Dentistry on Parkdale to learn more about tongue tie release and other frenectomy resolutions.
The office is located at 21 Parkdale Avenue South in Hamilton, ON, and can be reached by calling 905-547-4940 to schedule an appointment.
Dr. Karen Ho is a trusted dentist serving patients of all ages in Hamilton, Ontario. Having studied at prestigious institutes such as McMaster University and University of Toronto and trained at Hartford Hospital (General Practice Residency), she opened her private practice in 2003.
Dr. Ho is committed to lifelong learning as she believes that she can serve her community better by constantly updating herself. She is affiliated with many professional organisations like the Academy of General Dentistry, Institute for Clinical Practice of Pediatric Dentistry, The Dawson Academy Study Club, Niagara Peninsula Dental Diagnostic Study Club, Hamilton Chapter of the Seattle Study Club (Founding Member), and Boston and Tufts Universities.