Wound Care

Wound Care Instructions

For infants and toddlers, we recommend using Peroxyl for the first 4 days after each feeding to aid in the healing process. Peroxyl is a disinfectant oral cleanser that can be applied to the surgical area with a cotton swab. For older children, warm salt water rinses can be used to help expedite healing.

Proper Stretching

Stretches should be completed until the 2-week follow up appointment. Completing stretches is crucial to prevent reattachment. The best time to perform stretches is right before each feeding. For optimal results, stretches should be performed 4 to 6 times a day for several seconds each time. Minor bleeding may happen the first few days and is no cause for concern.

Maxillary (Labial) Lip Tie Stretches

  1. Place your finger under lip and lift the lip up until you feel resistance.
  2. Gently rub the area from side to side for several seconds.
  3. Saturate your index finger or a cotton swab with Peroxyl Oral Cleanser (after feedings) and rub on the area.

2 weeks after procedure

Mandibular (Lingual) Tongue Tie stretches

Push inward and lift tongue up in order to stretch the fold of the diamond (you may use a cotton tipped swab as an option). Stretch the opening and massage the wound. Improper stretching can cause the wound to reattach.

Proper Stretching Technique

Improper Stretching Technique

Reason to call after procedure

  • Excessive bleeding - if bleeding is continuous and is saturating gauze for 20 minutes.
  • Wound swelling

Follow Up

We will schedule a follow up appointment for 2 weeks after procedure. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at any time. Our emergency line will be available after hours for you.

Our services

The services we offer are a complete range of children’s dentistry. We provide basic quality care like exams and cleanings all the way up to specialized procedures, and even hospital dentistry. We are one of a few practices offering four types of sedation dentistry for children for added comfort, when prescribed or necessary. We believe in providing quality care to every patient and we design our treatment plans based on individual needs, not fee schedules. We accept most private insurances, and we file all claims with your insurance company on your behalf and even offer flexible payment plans and CareCredit.

Insurance

Our Rio Rancho pediatric dental practice happily accepts all private insurance and cash payments for your child’s dental needs

Pediatric Dentist's

A pediatric dentist has an additional two to three years of specialized training after dental school and is dedicated to the oral health of children from infancy through the teenage years including those with special needs.

Pediatric Dental Emergencies

If you face a dental emergency, give us a call immediately. If you need urgent treatment after hours, you can call our emergency number.

Sedation Dentistry

There are times when our dentists recommend some type of sedation, based on the severity or length of procedure.

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