For families with children that are seeking a tongue tie procedure, they often have many valid questions. After all, when your child undergoes any kind of procedure, it is up to the parents to be educated and make well-founded decisions as to the care their children will receive. It is often asked if they should go to a particular tongue tie provider based on the fact if they use lasers or scissors. In short, the tool used is much less important than the skill level and experience your provider has. Anyone can go out and buy a laser, but do they have the proper knowledge needed to execute this procedure with care and precision?
While it may not be exactly apparent on the surface of the expertise of a provider, there are a few questions you can ask to get an idea as to if this is the person you want to work with or not.
In our opinion, based solely on the purposes breastfeeding, there is almost no difference between the results of procedures done with lasers or scissors. There has never been a study conducted on the result differences between these two methods, but we can provide solid differences between the two kinds of procedures:
The decision is yours; we hope to have shed some light on this uncommon procedure. Any questions you may have can be directed to our office in Houston, TX, at Urbach Pediatric Dentistry.