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Laughing mom and daughter showing their tongues

Mouth restrictions like tongue-ties and lip-ties can have a detrimental impact on an individual’s life. Whether it is an infant trying desperately to breastfeed or an adult still struggling with speech issues, lip and tongue-tie correction can offer relief and improved overall health.

At South Carolina Tongue Tie Center, we are tongue-tie and lip-tie specialists, offering safe, quick and minimally-invasive laser surgery for the treatment of mouth restrictions.

Minimally-Invasive Lip
and Tongue-Tie
Laser Surgery

The release of a tongue-tie or lip-tie can be performed using surgical scissors, but this can cause excess bleeding or scar tissue formation. At South Carolina Tongue Tie Center, we utilized a dental laser that is more accurate and precise to completely release the tongue or lip frenulum. The procedure takes less than a minute to perform – infants can usually be treated without any anesthesia or sedation, but children and adults may require anesthesia. There is little to no downtime or recovery for the treatment, only limited activities due to sedation if necessary.

Dr. Caitlin McPherson and our entire team at South Carolina Tongue Tie Center are dedicated to providing relief for patients with lip and tongue-ties. Most of the patients we treat are infants and toddlers who are struggling to live their best life due to a small congenital defect. Tongue-ties and lip-ties can restrict mouth movement, making it difficult to perform necessary functions like nursing, swallowing and verbal communication. There is no reason for babies, children, teens or adults to live with this condition when it is completely treatable with a brief laser procedure.

After a quick tongue-tie or lip-tie release procedure, infants can learn to latch correctly during breastfeeding. This can help reduce discomfort for them and their mother and shorten feeding times. For kids and adults, tongue and lip-tie correction can improve appearance, speech, confidence and overall health.

Smiling mother with her daughter
Laughing little girl

If your child has tongue-tie or lip-tie symptoms, contact us at South Carolina Tongue Tie Center. Not all tongue-ties are visible; a diagnosis may be needed to determine if a restrictive frenulum is causing nursing or speech issues. To make your appointment, call our clinic in Charleston. We accept patients of all ages for quick, painless lip or tongue-tie removal.

Our Patient Reviews

South Carolina Tongue Tie Center

4.7 / 5.0

Based on 5 reviews

  • Talia H.

    Great experience with my visit to Dr. McPhearson and Carrie, hygienist. Dr. McPhearson is so patient, kind, and a perfectionist. She cares deeply that you have a great dental visit every time.

  • Maham A.

    I saw Dr. Caitlin McPherson and she is absolutely amazing. Not only does she make sure that everything is beautiful and functional, but she also treats every patient and their concerns with the utmost kindness.

  • Frankie W.

    Dr. McPherson is absolutely the best I highly recommend her and her team for all of your dental needs.

  • Phillip R.

    Everyone is so nice and they all seem to have good comradery. Mallory, Taylor, and Dr. Caitlin McPherson definitely know what they're doing!

  • Kyle A.

    The staff is always friendly & Dr McPherson does a great job every time!

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