YOUR CHILD MAY NEED ASSISTANCE
Dr. Aaron Schwartz is a Board-Certified Pediatric Dentist and Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, offering CO2 laser releases of tongue and/or lip-tied newborns in the Metro Atlanta area and throughout the Southeast. Dr. Aaron is committed to a professional one-on-one setting for both you and your child. His services are available for infants until 18 month old. This practice is not a Tongue-Tie Center needing to maintain it's overhead. It's simply a thriving pediatric dental office, with a subfocus on infant frenectomies. Dr. Aaron has treated hundreds of babies, and he will make you feel informed prior to any decision, treatment or no treatment.
Fill out the form to have Dr. Schwartz critically evaluate your child's tongue and/or lip-tie to allow him to make the best recommendation for treatment, so you can relieve your stress and help your baby achieve nursing success!
Why should you choose a laser frenectomy over a traditional method? Check out the benefits:
• Because the Lightscalpel does not actually touch the tissue (unlike diode lasers and scissors), it has less chance of heat-damage/scar damage to muscles, blood vessels, and surrounding structures. Also, laser energy is always sterile.
• Minimizes the risk of scar tissue formation and associated complications.
• Dr. Aaron will schedule your consultation with same-day treatment as an option.
• Expect a more personal/welcoming feel compared to a hospital/large corporate setting.
• When you call the office and leave a message, Dr. Aaron will personally call you back to schedule a consultation and address any questions.
• He will make himself available for you throughout the process.
Dr. Aaron can provide you with all procedure codes and patient notes to help you submit a claim to medical insurance.
If your child’s initial revision by Dr. Aaron reattached to a point where it is deemed intrusive to feeding, he will re-revise at no cost.
A Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentists, Dr. Schwartz is recognized to perform laser frenectomies by the American Board of Laser Dentistry. He is a Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) certified. His office is designed specifically for children in mind.
Dr. Aaron Schwartz DDS, MPH is a Board Certified Pediatric Dentist and Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, offering CO2 laser-guided full-functional releases of tongue and lip-tied newborns in the Metro Atlanta area.
Dr. Schwartz is recognized to perform laser frenectomies by the American Board of Laser Dentistry. He feels fortunate to be able to provide tongue & lip-tie releases in Atlanta, helping newborns and mothers achieve nursing success.
ATL: Attached Tongue and Lip at Schwartz Dentistry for Children is dedicated to providing you and your baby nursing relief by offering quick, effective, and safe laser frenectomy procedures. We're looking forward to meeting you soon!
A "frenectomy" is a procedure that involves releasing the tight or elongated frenulum; either the lingual frenulum, labial frenulum, or both.
The overarching goal of a frenectomy is to have babies command optimal oral-muscular movement while nursing. A frenectomy allows for a wider range of tongue and lip motion, leading to a better latch and better oral-muscular movements while nursing. In turn, this may lead to more efficient nursing for the baby and less nipple pain for the mother.
We all have a frenulum— it’s the connective tissues underneath the lip and tongue. The labial frenulum is found under the top lip, and lingual frenulum is found under the tongue.
When the attachment sites for frenulums are abnormally tight or elongated, it can restrict proper oral movements or lead to latching difficulties, making feeding inefficient for nursing newborns. Not only that, but it can also lead to intense pain for the mother!
• Poor, shallow, or non-sustainable latch
• Popping on and off and frequently breaking seal
• Gumming and/or chewing on nipple
• Falling asleep at breast
• Unable to hold pacifier
• "Clicking" noise while nursing
• Swallowing excessive amounts of air
• Reflux or gas
• Long feeding times with short time between feedings
• Poor weight gain
• Nipple pain
• Nipple discomfort
• Creased, blanched, or "lipstick" shaped nipples
• Cracked, bruised, blistered, or bleeding nipples
• Infected nipples
• Mastitis and nipple thrush
• Engorged/unemptied breasts
• Plugged ducts
Untreated tongue & lip-tie may:
• Increase risk of non-optimal weight gain
• Impact airway and breathing
• Influence tooth and jaw development
• Create difficulties maintaining proper oral hygiene
• Increase risk for developing cavities
• Lead to speech and language impediment
Having a laser frenectomy is typically a safe and simple procedure, however, the follow can occur:
• Delayed lactation support
• No improvements in nursing
• Oral-aversion for the baby
• Trauma to developing salivary glands and lingual artery
At ATL: Attached Tongue and Lip at Schwartz Dentistry for Children, we welcome patients with disabilities. Please call us at (770) 405-9277 to let us know how we can accommodate you so that you can receive services.