Details of a Frenulectomy

For infants experiencing tongue-tie or ankyloglossia, where a tight or short frenulum affects breastfeeding and maternal comfort, a frenulectomy can be a transformative intervention. At Wellspring Pediatric Plastics, this procedure, aimed at releasing a restrictive frenulum, plays a significant role in offering relief when conservative measures have proven ineffective in a timely manner. Exceptional Care Approach at Wellspring The focal point of a frenulectomy at…

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Frenulectomy Modalities: Steel vs. Laser

We have gone in-depth several times regarding frenulectomies in our blog posts, so you may be feeling like somewhat of an armchair expert on the subject! At least, that’s our goal when it comes to educating our patient’s families! However, did you know that there are different protocols when it comes to this procedure? It can be performed using two separate modalities: steel (scissors/scalpel) or…

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What is a frenulectomy?

We recently discussed who qualifies for a frenulectomy procedure in our last blog, but do you know the ins and outs of what this procedure entails? It’s surprisingly simple and extremely effective in resolving symptoms immediately for both baby and mom. A frenulectomy is a surgical procedure where the pathological mucosa, or fibrous band of tissue, is excised back to the normal base of the…

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Who needs a frenulectomy?

The newborn phase can be an overwhelming experience. As parents ourselves, we understand the anxiety behind wanting to make the best decisions for our children. So, when a newborn is struggling to feed paired with maternal nipple pain, we know that this is a condition which needs intervention. A common misconception with frenulectomies is that every child with a tight frenulum must have a reversal….

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Cat Got Your Tongue?

Wellspring Pediatric Plastics has seen its fair share of babies, and one of the most common issues amongst newborns is restricted mouth movement. Essentially, baby’s mouth is unable to effectively feed due to limited mobility— and our culprit? The frenulum!  Everyone has a frenulum attaching the tongue to the base of the mouth. The presence of a frenulum alone doesn’t indicate a tongue-tie; it’s simply…

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