Tongue Tie and Lip Tie Treated with Gentle Laser Frenectomy in Sarasota, FL by Pediatric Dentist, Dr. Maribel Santos-Cordero

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Dr. Maribel Santos-Cordero raises awareness of the benefits of frenectomies and welcomes new pediatric patients with a tongue tie or lip tie that may be affecting breastfeeding. A board-certified pediatric dentist, Dr. Santos-Cordero advises parents of infants and small children to learn more about the signs their child may need a frenectomy in Sarasota, FL.

Dr. Maribel Santos-Cordero, Pediatric Dentist in Sarasota, FL

Dr. Maribel Santos-Cordero Treats Tongue and Lip Tie with Laser Frenectomy Treatment

Traditional surgery uses scissors or a scalpel that can injure and scar the tissue, but at Dentistry for Children and Adolescents we use CO2 laser technology.

Board-certified pediatric dentist, Dr. Maribel Santos-Cordero raises awareness of the signs and symptoms of a tongue tie or lip tie as well as the benefits a frenectomy can offer pediatric and infant patients especially. Dr. Santos now welcomes new patients to receive a gentle laser frenectomy in Sarasota, FL at her leading pediatric dental office, Dentistry for Children & Adolescents.

“Some babies have difficulties when nursing due to their upper lip or tongue being tied,” says Dr. Santos-Cordero. Mothers may also experience pain during breastfeeding. Other signs and symptoms of a tongue tie or lip tie may include:

  • Poor latching
  • Fussing at the breast
  • Falling asleep while nursing
  • Feeding more frequently
  • Clicking or gulping noises
  • Gagging, coughing and difficulty breathing while nursing
  • Frequent reflux, vomiting, colic, gas and hiccups
  • Failure to gain weight

Children who grow up with an uncorrected restrictive tongue tie or lip tie may develop other health issues like acid reflux, gagging with certain food textures, speech issues, poor oral hygiene, improper bites, dental cavities and become picky eaters.

Dr. Santos-Cordero is not only a trusted pediatric dentist but one trained and skilled in using modern laser dentistry alternatives to ensure each young patient's frenectomy treatment is as compassionate and comfortable as possible. Dr. Santos-Cordero expands, “Not all lip and tongue ties need surgery. The decision is made based on restricted function and symptoms. Traditional surgery uses scissors or a scalpel that can injure and scar the tissue, but at Dentistry for Children and Adolescents we use CO2 laser technology.”

Using dental laser technology, she is able to offer Sarasota, FL frenectomy treatment for lip and tongue ties, ulcers, exposure of unerupted teeth and biopsy of oral lesions, among other treatments. Dental laser alternatives, for frenectomies and other soft tissue procedures, offer minimal bleeding, reduced risk of infection, less swelling and discomfort and faster recovery times which are always important for young patients.

Dr. Santos invites parents with children in need of a gentle laser frenectomy in Sarasota, FL to her pediatric dental office, Dentistry for Children & Adolescents. Call 941-907-7762 to learn more about the signs of a tongue tie and lip tie, the benefits of a laser frenectomy in Sarasota, FL or to schedule a personalized consultation with leading pediatric dentist, Dr. Maribel Santos-Cordero.

About the Doctor

Dr. Maribel Santos-Cordero of Dentistry for Children & Adolescents is a board-certified pediatric dentist in Sarasota, FL. Her practice offers comforting and comprehensive dental care for children. Dr. Santos-Cordero is fluent in Spanish and English and has been in practice since 1994. She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and a member of the American Dental Association as well as the Academy of Laser Dentistry. A firm believer in giving back to the community, she participates in many volunteer events like Give Kids a Smile. To learn more about Dr. Santos-Cordero, her team or the services they offer, visit http://www.sarasotachildrendentistry.com or call Dentistry for Children & Adolescents at 941-907-7762 to schedule a consultation.

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