Tongue Tie Treatment
Erin Mills

Tongue Ties Can Often Be Diagnosed at Birth

Tongue Tie Symptoms to Be Aware Of

Oftentimes, a tongue tie is noticed in babies right at birth because they will have problems with breastfeeding/latching properly. Your baby’s tongue may also appear heart-shaped or have a “notch” in it. Some common symptoms may include:
However, symptoms aren’t always obvious which is why we also see patients with tongue ties who are older!

Call Us Today to Discuss Tongue Tie Treatment for Your Baby

Tongue tie treatment is very quick, simple, and non-invasive. We utilize a dental laser to release the tie which will separate the frenulum and allow the tongue to move freely again. Learn more about this process and how it can help you and your baby by booking an appointment today. Give us a call and we’ll ensure your appointment is as convenient for you as possible.
Onyx Dental – 12-2555 Erin Center Blvd Mississauga, ON L5M 5H1

Did You Know There are Different Kinds of Tongue Ties?

Many patients don’t realize that there are actually different types of tongue ties which can impact you or your baby in different ways.

Anterior Tongue Tie

This tongue tie is when the piece of tissue (called the lingual frenulum) connecting the tongue to the floor of your mouth is too short or too tight.
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Posterior Tongue Tie

This is similar to anterior tongue tie, except movement restriction is further back on the tongue which can make it difficult to notice.

Submucosal Tongue Tie

With this tongue tie, the lingual frenulum is buried under a part of the tongue called the mucous membrane. This can also be a difficult type of tongue tie to detect.
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Bifid Tongue Tie

This type of tongue tie causes a lot of movement restrictions because the lingual frenulum is split into two or more parts, also referred to as splitting or forking.

Ankyloglossia

This is a more severe tongue tie which occurs when the frenulum does not separate from the tongue during birth and can tether the tip of the tongue to the floor of the mouth.
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Emergency Dental Services in Mississauga

These services are the most common dental emergencies that we see at our emergency dental clinic in Mississauga.

Emergency Root Canals

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If you’re experiencing toothache, try these tips for relief. The first thing to do is rinse your mouth with warm water and gently flossing will help remove any debris between teeth that may be causing an ache or pain when chewing food properly in this case; if the above steps don’t work then call Onyx Dental for an emergency appointment.

Emergency Fillings

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Fillings involve removing decayed tissue from the tooth and replacing it with a composite resin filling. These are used to treat small holes that develop in teeth due to bacteria breaking down your tooth enamel.

Wisdom Tooth Extraction

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The third molars, or wisdom teeth, can often erupt at odd angles, becoming impacted and interfering with other teeth. Since this can cause a wide range of issues, impacted wisdom teeth must be removed. This may be necessary even if you are currently experiencing no overt problems, since they may get worse over time. Wisdom tooth extraction may require additional surgery to remove gum tissue partially or entirely covering your tooth.

You may be in pain, but your dental Emergency is our priority. We offer emergency services for any tooth damage or misfortune that happens.

Dental emergencies are the worst! They could range from a chipped tooth ruining your gorgeous smile to an impact on overall health. Whatever it is, you’ll need urgent care.

When you need emergency dental care, our emergency dentist services in Mississauga are here for you. Whether it’s an extraction or a filling that needs repairing as soon as possible; we provide comprehensive services and make sure every patient feels comfortable throughout their visit so they can show off their gorgeous smile again without any pain!

How We Perform Tongue Tie Release

Tongue tie release is a procedure done right here in our office with the help of a laser. It is a very simple procedure that is non-invasive and does not require anesthesia for babies. In fact, using a laser will limit bleeding and allow for a quick healing time since it cauterizes the incision immediately. If your child is older, we can provide anesthesia so they won’t feel anything!Following treatment, we encourage you to get your baby or child to exercise their lips and tongue to restore full motion to their mouth and prevent the frenulum from reattaching! You may find them drooling more after treatment but don’t worry, this is completely normal.

CO2 Laser Can Reduce Inflammation and Infection

CO2 lasers are completely safe for use on adults, children, and babies when it comes to releasing tongue ties. Not only can they help cauterize the incision immediately and reduce bleeding, but they can also help limit infections, swelling, and speed up recovery time. Healing will begin immediately after treatment and may continue for at least two weeks. During this time, you may notice your baby gaining more weight and improvement in their feeding technique.
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What To Do in a Dental Emergency

If you think you are experiencing a dental emergency, then you should seek out experienced emergency dentists as soon as possible. Experienced emergency dentists can evaluate your situation and respond accordingly to reduce your suffering and risk of further injury.

Some of the most common types of emergency dental care include severe pain, a knocked out tooth, broken teeth, and more. With severe pain or a knocked out tooth, it is important to seek emergency dental treatment as soon as possible.

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Toothache

If you’re experiencing toothache, try these tips for relief. The first thing to do is rinse your mouth with warm water and gently flossing will help remove any debris between teeth that may be causing an ache or pain when chewing food properly in this case; if the above steps don’t work then call Onyx Dental for an emergency appointment.

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Broken or Partially Dislodged Tooth

If you have a broken tooth, do not hesitate to get help! Place an ice pack on the area and take ibuprofen for any pain. You can also use cold compresses in order to prevent major swelling from occurring which will heighten your discomfort even more. Seek medical attention immediately if needed because this is something that should be taken seriously since it could cause permanent damage.
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Dislodged Tooth

Dislodged teeth can be a pain, but you should never ignore them. If your tooth has been successfully dislocated from its socket ensure no dirt or debris is on the tooth and place it back in the socket if possible.

If unable to put the tooth back in the socket, place it in milk and seek emergency dental care immediately.

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Dislodged Crown

The crown will be placed in a small plastic bag for you to take with you to your next appointment. If there is any pain, apply ointment from the pharmacy and dab onto the affected area until relief comes through over-the-counter medicine or visit to an emergency dentist!

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, it’s never too late to receive treatment. Just like with babies, the procedure for adults is relatively simple and can improve things like speech, eating habits, sleeping habits, oral discomfort, and more.
While this doesn’t happen often, it still can happen if you do not follow our post-op instructions such as stretching. We know it can be difficult to try and get your baby to stretch their lips, tongue and mouth, but consistency is key. The more you help them stretch, the more they’ll get used to their free movement and gain the necessary strength.
Yes, tongue ties can cause speech problems which can especially be detectable in children and adults. Since the thin piece of tissue that connects the underside of the tongue to the floor of the mouth is shorter than normal with a tongue tie, this restricts the movement of the tongue. This can impact a person’s ability to speak (or eat) properly and can affect their ability to comfortably announce certain sounds/words.
A tongue tie can negatively affect your teeth because the flow of saliva can be slowed or restricted, causing dryness and irritation which, in turn, can lead to tooth decay and other gum issues. Restricted tongue movement can also impact tooth alignment which can result in issues with gaps in the teeth, crowded teeth, overbites, or underbites. These issues can lead to development issues in your jaw and gum disease.

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12-2555 Erin Center Blvd Mississauga, ON L5M 5H1

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12-2555 Erin Center Blvd Mississauga,
ON L5M 5H1

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