Is Your Baby Having Difficulties Nursing? Is Nursing Painful and Frustrating?
Is You Child Having Difficulties Speaking Clearly or Sleeping Well?
If So, Your Child Could Have Tongue-Tie, And We Can Treat It.

Tongue & Lip Ties Explained

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What's Tongue-Tie?

  • Tongue-tie is a birth defect that occurs when the strip of skin (lingual frenum) connecting a baby’s tongue to the floor of their mouth is shorter than usual. Typically, this strip of skin separates before birth, allowing the tongue free range of motion. With tongue-tie, the lingual frenulum remains attached to the bottom of the tongue.
  • Tongue-tie is a very common condition that, if addressed quickly, will not hinder a child’s development. However, if left untreated, tongue-tie can result in malnourishment, speech difficulty, or poor oral hygiene.
  • Here are a few symptoms of this birth defect: poor latch, painful latch, shallow latch, difficulties gaining weight, bloating after feeding, or gassy after feeding

Schedule a free consultation to see if your baby is a candidate for tongue-tie and lip-tie treatment.

Tongue Tie and Lip Tie Procedure for Children & Adults

Infant Symptoms:
  • Infant has nursing ulcer on lip
  • Clicking or gulping sounds while nursing
  • Gumming, chewing nipples, leaks milk
  • Easily chokes
  • Frequent release and re-latch
  • Shallow latch
  • Long nursing sessions, falls asleep midfeed
  • Colic/Gas/Reflux
  • Poor weight gain or weight loss
  • Unable to hold a pacifier
  • Potential future speech and dental problems
  • A gap developing between the two front teeth
  • Cavities developing on the upper front teeth
Symptoms of Mother:
  • Pain while nursing
  • Thrush
  • Decreased milk supply
  • Cracked, blistered, bleeding nipples
  • Breasts do not fully empty
  • Frequent mastitis
  • General nursing discomfort
Other Symptoms:
  • Tossing and turning at night (due to airway obstructions)
  • Grinding teeth at night
  • Fatigue, difficulty concentrating, behavioral issues and even symptoms mimicking ADHD
  • Speech Delay / Lisp
  • unable to articulate "R", "Z", "TH" sounds properly
  • Sleep Apnea: Tossing and Turning at night (due to airway obstructions)
  • Lag in development of Maxilla (upper jaw)
  • Grinding teeth at night
  • Fatigue, difficulty concentrating, behavioral issues, waking up groggy and cranky in the morning and even symptoms mimicking ADHD

Please note that tongues and lips are only considered "tied" if their movement is restricted, impairing mobility. It is important to note that many people have frenum, which do not cause any problems at all. Each case needs to be assessed on an individual basis.

Schedule a Free Consultation for Tongue-Tie or Lip-Tie Treatment

A tongue or a lip can be released using a laser in as little as 5 to 10 minutes and in most cases only requires a topical numbing anesthetic. This allows your infant to breastfeed immediately following the procedure. There is little to no bleeding and minimal discomfort following the procedure.

What we offer:

Free Consultation

  • Phone consultations at no charge.

Effective Treatment

  • Most procedures can be scheduled and done in a week (revisions are done at no additional charge).

Comfortable Care

  • A loving, kind, knowledgeable team to make you and your little one comfortable.
  • A private nursing room for you and your little one.
  • A highly effective topical anesthetic to help with any discomfort during the procedure is usually all that is needed.

Tongue-Tie & Lip-Tie Treatment is Safe and Quick

  • Laser surgery is completed using proper recommended safety precautions (such as laser safety glasses on everyone in the surgical area).
  • There is no known contraindication for tongue or lip tie laser surgery in a healthy infant or child.
  • Since no medications are used, just “Laser Light” energy, there is no chance of any allergic or drug reaction.

For more information about tongue-tie and lip-tie treatment, give us a call at 602-491-1818 to schedule a free consultation.

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Before and After Tongue-Tie Treatments

Dr. Rez has successfully completed hundreds of these procedures. Here are some patients who have received this treatment:

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Meet Dr. Rez

Board Certified Pediatric Dentist

Dr. Hamed Rez is a pediatric dentist who has served the Phoenix Community since 2012. He is a big breastfeeding advocate and understands the important role breastfeeding plays in oral development.

Dr. Rez became laser certified in 2016 and began using his laser on older patients but quickly saw the need for its use in infants with lip and tongue tie issues. He has made it his mission to make a difference by educating on and treating this under-diagnosed condition.

He is a member of the:

  • American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
  • American Dental Association
  • International Affiliation of Tongue-Tie Professionals
  • Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine
  • American Laser Study Club