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Tongue-ties and lip-ties have long been dismissed as a condition that did not require treatment. Many medical professionals have told patients that the condition would dissipate on its own or recommended the snip technique versus a laser release. The truth is that tongue-ties and lip-ties can cause detrimental health and quality of life issues that can easily be avoided with a quick laser procedure. At South Carolina Tongue Tie Center, we welcome referrals from medical professionals to treat their patients with lip or tongue restrictions.

Benefits of Laser Tongue and Lip-Tie Correction

If you have a patient who has a lip or tongue-tie, it can be impacting their speech, oral function, dental health, sleep and self-confidence. Whether your patient is a young mother with pain from breastfeeding, an infant struggling to feed or an older child/adult with speech problems, all may benefit from laser-tie or lip-tie correction surgery. Our dental laser can release a tongue or lip-tie in a quick, minimally-invasive procedure that takes less than a minute to perform. Some of the benefits include:

  • Infants can nurse easier and gain needed weight
  • Breastfeeding mothers can experience less pain
  • Toddlers and children can overcome certain speech impediments
  • Dental issues like front-teeth gaps can be avoided
  • Some patients may sleep and breathe better
  • Adults patients can have more self-confidence when speaking, eating and even kissing

Not all tongue-ties are evident – the posterior tongue-tie may be difficult to see but is still symptomatic. A thorough examination, along with collecting symptom data, is performed by our doctors to diagnose tongue-ties and determine if treatment is appropriate.

If you are a medical professional who has a patient suffering from a tongue or lip-tie, laser correction can offer long-term relief with less complications than a frenectomy performed with scissors. We welcome all referrals, and you can trust that your patient will receive excellent care at our center. Contact us online or call our office in Charleston to learn more about our lip and tongue-tie correction procedures.

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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