What to Expect

What to Expect

Northstar Family Dental is proud to offer a simple, effective and painless solution.

Dr. Julie Park, our board-certified oral surgeon is extensively trained and certified to perform laser frenectomies (also known as laser frenulectomy, laser frenotomy, or laser lip- or tongue-tie release) using a LightScalpel CO2 laser.

A Frenotomy, or laser lipor tongue-tie release, is the laser removal of a frenulum, the small fold of tissue that prevents part of the body from moving too far.

The incredible CO2 Laser technology allows Dr. Park to safely and efficiently perform the minimally invasive procedure with predictable and instant results. There is no blood, no sedation needed, and little-to-no pain.

The procedure is relatively fast, often taking less than 10 seconds of laser time to release a tongue or lip tie.

The procedure may be performed as early as a couple of days after birth and can be performed into adulthood.

Typically, once a problem with a tongue-tie or lip-tie has been discovered, the sooner it is addressed the better the procedure will work and the fewer issues the child will have.

To ensure the best experience and rate of success for nursing mothers, we offer a partnership with an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant for pre-and-post procedure support.

How to Schedule
We offer complimentary consultations with same-day treatment available in many cases. Please fill out the evaluation form and return to our office one week prior to your consultation to allow Dr. Park to prepare for your appointment. Please call our office at 614-981-4242 to schedule your consultation.

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