Tongue Tie Release for Newborn and Adults

Jonell Lay
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Supremia Dentistry is off-the-charts amazing. I went in for a routine cleaning and a consult about my TMJ/TMD. Dr. Suh and his staff were completely engaged with me, spent time answering my questions, and the overall energy in the office is very positive and warm. The conversations we had around my TMJ/TMD were extremely honest - I didn't feel "sold to" - and I was impressed with Dr. Suh's insights as he looked at my pictures. He basically told me my life story (regarding my teeth) by looking at my pictures. Because of Dr. Suh's perspective that "everything is connected" I left feeling hopeful because he digs deeper than just the "Oh, you grind your teeth, let's give you a mouth guard" to find root cause. It's apparent Dr. Suh challenges the historical standard answers and seeks deep understanding to inform his approach to dentistry. It's also apparent that he invests in his team and his practice. I highly recommend.

A tongue tie release is a transformative procedure that holds the potential to alleviate discomfort, enhance speech, and promote overall well-being. At Supremia Dentistry, under the expert guidance of Dr. Edmond Suh and his dedicated team, this procedure is available, reflecting a commitment to excellence that goes beyond conventional dentistry.

With cutting-edge technology and extensive expertise, we’re here to guide you through the regaining of oral function and living without the constraints of a tongue tie.

Understanding Tongue Ties: A Constraint on Comfort

A tongue tie, medically known as ankyloglossia, is a condition where the thin tissue beneath the tongue, called the frenulum, is unusually tight or short. This restricts the tongue’s natural range of motion, potentially leading to challenges in activities like breast and bottle feeding, eating solid foods, speech articulation, and maintaining optimal oral hygiene.

Both newborns and adults can be affected by a tongue tie, experiencing various discomfort and functional difficulties.

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Tongue Ties in Newborns

A tongue tie is more than a mere inconvenience for newborns. It can become a major obstacle while feeding, either while nursing or taking a bottle. The restricted tongue movement makes latching and the sucking motion difficult, leading to discomfort for the infant, as well as the mother if nursing. Beyond feeding, it can trigger colic and sleep disturbances, impacting the well-being of the baby.

Addressing tongue ties in newborns is pivotal for their overall well-being. Interventions such as tongue tie release can alleviate the challenges posed by ankyloglossia, facilitating a more comfortable and successful feeding experience.

By effectively addressing the tight or shortened frenulum, healthcare providers can contribute to newborns optimal growth and development.

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Tongue Ties in Adults

Tongue ties are not limited to babies. Adults, too, can face its effects. The implications of tongue ties in adults primarily revolve around speech and oral hygiene.

In individuals with ankyloglossia, the restricted range of tongue motion can lead to difficulties in enunciating certain words and sounds. This can affect the clarity and effectiveness of communication, potentially influencing both personal and professional interactions.

Furthermore, tongue ties can impact oral hygiene practices in ways that might not be immediately apparent. An individual with ankyloglossia may be more prone to plaque buildup, cavities, and gum diseases, hence the importance of addressing tongue ties for comprehensive oral care.

The Tongue Tie Release Procedure

The solution lies in tongue tie release, a precise procedure that liberates the tongue’s movement. This minor yet transformative process involves gently snipping the frenulum.

Tongue Tie Release for Newborns

For newborns, early detection and intervention are vital. This early correction sets the stage for healthy growth and development.

Our team understands the delicate nature of newborn care. The tongue tie release procedure is quick and minimally invasive. We use advanced laser technology to precisely release the tight tissue, ensuring minimal discomfort for your little one.

After the procedure, we provide comprehensive guidance to ensure your baby’s comfort during recovery. Gentle aftercare techniques and feeding strategies are shared to make the transition smoother for you and your child.

Tongue Tie Release for Adults

Our tongue tie release procedure for adults is tailored to individual needs. Using laser technology, we perform a precise release of the tight tissue. The procedure is typically well-tolerated, and recovery is relatively quick.

We ensure that your post-procedure experience is as comfortable as possible. You’ll receive detailed aftercare instructions, which might include gentle exercises to optimize tongue mobility. Our team is available to address any concerns you may have during your recovery journey.

Innovative Techniques and Advanced Technology

At Supremia Dentistry, we prioritize the use of innovative techniques to enhance patient care. Our laser tongue tie release procedure is virtually painless and offers exceptional precision, minimizing the risk of complications.

Benefits of Laser Treatment

Laser tongue tie release boasts numerous benefits, including minimal bleeding, reduced discomfort, and faster recovery. The accuracy of the laser ensures that healthy tissues remain unaffected, promoting optimal healing.

Your Journey to Freedom

Consultation: Your journey begins with a thorough consultation. We assess the extent of the tongue tie and its impact on your oral health. This evaluation guides us in creating a personalized treatment plan.

Personalized Treatment Plans: Every individual is unique. We tailor our tongue tie release procedures to your specific needs, ensuring that you or your little one receive the most effective care.

Comprehensive Aftercare: We remain by your side even after the procedure. Our aftercare recommendations and support help optimize the healing process, ensuring long-term comfort and functionality.

Why Choose Supremia Dentistry

Our practice merges innovation and experience. Our commitment to excellence drives us to incorporate cutting-edge techniques that ensure optimal results. But we’re more than technology – our compassionate team ensures your comfort and personalized care every step of the way.

Supremia Dentistry embraces modern technology to deliver the best possible outcomes. Our state-of-the-art equipment and techniques set us apart as leaders in tongue tie release procedures.

Extensive Experience and Expertise

Our founder, Dr. Edmond Suh, has years of oral healthcare experience. His expertise in tongue tie release procedures ensures safe and effective treatments.

Compassionate Patient-Centered Care

Beyond technical skill, we are committed to compassionate care. We understand the challenges you or your little one might be facing and are here to support you every step of the way.


In conclusion, the journey to restoring comfort and oral function through tongue tie release is transformative. From newborns facing feeding challenges to adults navigating speech impediments and oral health issues, Supremia Dentistry’s innovative techniques offer effective solutions. 

The release procedure is minimally invasive through precise laser technology, ensuring a swift recovery. With personalized treatment plans and comprehensive aftercare, individuals can experience newfound freedom in their oral movements. 

Supremia Dentistry’s commitment to excellence and compassion stands as a beacon of hope for those seeking a life unhindered by the constraints of a tongue tie.

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