The tongue is really important for eating, swallowing, speaking, sleeping and for optimal growth of the maxilla and mandible.

Dr. Arias treats tongue ties in babies, kids and adults.

Dr. Arias likes a team approach depending the age of the patients, she may work with other providers like : lactation consultants , speech therapist, Myofunctional therapist or chiropractor to achieve better outcomes and to achieve the tongues fullest potential and re training.

Tongue and Lip Tie Release on Babies or Frenectomy

A baby with tongue or lip tie could experience nursing or bottle feeding issues. When a baby has a lip or tongue tie it will interfere with proper latching and suctioning. Often this is overlooked and mom ends quitting breastfeeding.

Common baby symptoms are poor latch, falls asleep breastfeeding, long feeding, slides off breast, clicking, popping, poor weight gain, gassy, colics, acid reflux and lip blisters.

Often mom's symptoms are also overlooked which are: severe pain, nipple damage, poor incomplete drainage, mastitis, low milk supply and infected nipples.

Frenectomy Treatment

Procedure is done safely with a Waterlase which is an all Tissue Laser. The healing is better with the Waterlase and there is less discomfort. A numbing cream is placed first and then procedure is done. No stitches are used in babies. Baby will latch to mom or bottle feed right after procedure is done. Mom and baby should have a IBCLC to follow up with to achieve proper retraining of tongue.


All the information on this website is designed and meant for the education of the patient. Your Doctor will always have to do an exam to evaluate and diagnose your problems and needs. It is not for self diagnostic.

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