Children with Tethered-Oral Tissues that interfere with proper growth and development can benefit from a revision surgery (release) with a laser and an integrative treatment approach.
Dr. Santos uses Light Scalpel CO2 laser technology - one of the latest, most precise and innovative types of lasers.
CO2 lasers can produce an incision similar to the scalpel without touching the tissue.
It allows for less surgical time, minimal bleeding, reduced swelling, pain and discomfort.
We encourage babies to breastfeed right after the procedure.
Your child will be able to feel better within 48 hours after surgery.
Releasing the tissue is not the final solution to these compensations. A team approach with other specialists is necessary in order to help the patient re-establish new patterns, overcome their compensations and fully thrive. Dr. Santos works closely with Lactation Consultants, Speech Language Pathologists, Occupational Therapists, Oral Myofunctional Therapists, Chiropractors, Physical Therapists, Pediatricians and ENT’s to give your child a better chance to succeed.