San Antonio Tongue & Lip Tie Release

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Struggling with feeding due to tongue-tie?

Whether breastfeeding or bottle-feeding, tongue-tie can significantly impact your baby’s ability to feed efficiently and comfortably. Our treatments at Nurturing Ties are designed to address this common challenge, ensuring that both you and your baby can enjoy a pain-free and fulfilling feeding experience. With our comprehensive care, we offer evaluations and same-day treatments to release tongue-tie, allowing your baby to nurse comfortably.

Our compassionate team understands this issue’s emotional and physical toll and is here to support you every step of the way. Discover how we can make your feeding journey smoother and more enjoyable.

What is a tongue tie?

The medical term for a tongue-tie is “ankyloglossia,” and it can be hereditary. For 5-10% of babies, the tongue and mouth separation during pregnancy might not go as planned, leading to a short piece of tissue under the tongue (lingual frenulum). This can affect how well the tongue moves, impacting things like eating and breathing, even in little ones.

Diagnosing and treating should be based on real functional limitation issues. Seeing a frenulum under the tongue does not mean it is restricting the tongue’s range of motion! Thorough feeding assessments conducted by dentists like Dr. Patel at Nurturing Ties are key to getting crucial insights into a baby’s oral motor skills and determining adequate treatment.

Signs and symptoms

Breastfeeding moms may experience:

  • Nipple pain and damage
  • Longer feeding times
  • Poor breast drainage
  • Less milk production

Bottle-feeding parents may notice:

  • Inadequate milk intake
  • Leakage from the sides of the mouth, milk dribbling
  • Excessive air intake
  • Frustration during feeding
  • Longer meal times

Babies may exhibit:

  • Slow weight gain
  • Coughing or gagging
  • Leakage from the sides of the mouth
  • Noisy suckling or clicking
  • Lip blisters
  • Discomfort from gas
  • Noisy breathing or snoring during sleep
  • Symptoms resembling reflux or colic

Is it a tongue tie? These signs could indicate a tongue tie, affecting both breastfed and bottle-fed babies. For accurate diagnosis and swift treatment, visit Nurturing Ties. Acting promptly is key, and our team is experienced in treating babies as young as 1 week old.

Our approach to tongue tie treatment

Laser Frenectomy

Frenectomy is a precise procedure to release tongue-ties, enhancing breastfeeding and overall infant health.

The CO2 laser: a leap forward for infant frenectomy

The CO2 laser has changed the way we treat lip and tongue ties in babies. It’s more precise, less painful, and safer than the old methods. The laser is gentle, causing less swelling and bleeding, making it more comfy for little ones.

This means fewer chances of infections and a faster recovery so that babies can get back to normal feeding sooner. Plus, getting the CO2 laser treatment on time helps babies grow well and develop good speech in the long run!

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Our care goes further

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No need to wait for months—we prioritize timely care, ensuring we see babies as young as 1 week old.

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A release is just one piece of the puzzle. Our compassionate and loving team offers complete support.

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From gentle newborn care to a dedicated family nursery, we anticipate and meet your every need.

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At Nurturing Ties, we speak your language, literally! Our support is as diverse as your needs, with multilingual assistance in English, Spanish, Hindi, and Gujarati.

Collaborative care for your breastfeeding journey

At Nurturing Ties, your family's well-being is our top priority. We’re dedicated to providing collaborative care that caters to your specific needs.

Family nursery & nursing area: Relax in our separate nursery, where your family can wait comfortably, and you can have a peaceful post-procedure nursing session with your baby.
Collaboration with other providers: We’re committed to seamless collaboration with other healthcare providers, ensuring comprehensive care for both you and your baby.

Tailored comfort and support: Throughout your baby's treatment, we’re here to support you and offer practical solutions to enhance your experience.

Post-operative parental collaboration: We actively involve you in the post-op care process. This dedicated support aims to empower and assist you during the recovery phase, ensuring an easy transition and an effective nursing journey.

Your unique experience matters! We’re ready to help you make it as smooth as possible.

Payment Info

We believe in transparency and ensuring our patients are fully informed about the costs associated with our services. Below are the details regarding the consultation and procedure fees:

  • Initial Consultation Fee: The fee for the initial consultation is $150. This consultation is crucial for assessing your baby's specific needs and discussing the best course of action.
  • Release Procedure Fee: The release procedure (tongue-tie, lip-tie, or both) costs $800, covering the procedure and unlimited post-op visits to monitor progress, check for reattachment, and address any concerns. We recommend a follow-up about a week post-procedure.
  • Cost Adjustment: If you decide to proceed with the release procedure after the consultation, the initial $150 consultation fee will be credited toward the total cost of the release. Essentially, the consultation fee will be deducted from the release procedure fee.

We understand that this is an important decision for you and your baby. If you have any questions about our fees or services feel free to give us a call today. We’re more than happy to discuss this with you further!

Visit Us!

9480 Huebner Rd, Ste 400
San Antonio, TX 78240
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Monday: 8am – 3pm
Tuesday: 8am – 3pm
Wednesday: 8am – 3pm
Thursday: 8am – 3pm
Friday: 8am – 3pm

Empower your motherhood journey today!

Regain trust and confidence in your nursing journey. Schedule a consultation today to discover and treat tongue-tie in one go!