Dr. Nora's procedure
Tie releases (medically termed “frenectomies”) remove the restrictive frenulum to enhance mobility and function. Dr. Nora uses the state-of-the-art CO2 laser to ensure a safe, precise, and quick procedure. This CO2 laser from LightScalpel minimizes bleeding, ensures precision, and faster healing of the tissue.
Dr. Nora focuses on a comprehensive, holistic approach to getting to know your child and examining any restrictive movement. Tongues, lips, and cheeks are only considered to be tied if their movement is restricted, impairing function.
Correct examination of infants requires the infant to be placed on the examiner’s lap with the infant’s head facing the same direction as the person evaluating the infant. Dr. Nora assesses muscle tension, mobility, and other signs of restricted frenulum. Diagnosis of tongue, lip, and/or cheek ties are based upon function, so what your infant’s mouth may look can sometimes be less indicative of actual function and mobility. Each case needs to be assessed by an educated and trained practitioner on an individual basis.
If Dr. Nora is recommending treatment for your infant, treatment for releasing any ties is possible directly after consultation. Along with the parental consent for treatment, Dr. Nora provides a comprehensive take-home guide all about frenectomies, what to expect after the procedure, and aftercare.
Prior to the procedure, Dr. Nora uses a topical anesthetic to ensure the comfort of your infant. Our office also uses a medical grade swaddle and laser goggles to ensure a safe, comfortable procedure.
The frenectomy procedure using the CO2 laser itself is very quick. Depending on the type of frenectomy, the release is typically under 1 minute. During the procedure, Dr. Nora is assisted by two dental assistants to ensure minimal movement of your infant, so that the frenectomy can be precise. Parents are always welcome to stay in the room!
One of the hallmarks of Dr. Ghodousi-Zaghi's approach is her utilization of advanced technology, particularly the CO2 laser light scalpel, in treating lip and tongue ties. This innovative tool is utilized in her practice for several reasons:
Dr. Ghodousi-Zaghi's personal experiences, combined with her dedication to staying at the forefront of technological advancements, have positioned her as a compassionate and effective infant lip and tongue tie provider. Her commitment to helping families navigate these challenges with minimal stress and optimal results has earned her a reputation as a trusted expert in the field of pediatric dentistry.