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Day of Treatment
When you contact our office, Dr. Lentfer and her team will schedule your appointment allowing time for an evaluation and treatment. When you present for your appointment, Dr. Lentfer will complete a thorough evaluation of your child’s birth and medical history and intraoral evaluation, assessing your child’s suck pattern, palate shape, lingual, labial and buccal frenum attachments.
After the assessment, Dr. Lentfer will discuss the risks and benefits for your child to have the procedure performed. Dr. Lentfer only performs this procedure symptomatically, not prophylactically, and will leave the decision completely up to you if you would like to proceed with treatment that day.
It is VERY important to Dr. Lentfer that the family is 110% on board with the procedure. If you are not ready to go ahead with the procedure that day, Dr. Lentfer encourages you to take some time and contact the office when you are ready to proceed with treatment.
What To Expect Day Of?
Can I be in the room? – Yes, but it’s not recommended. Dr. Lentfer encourages mom to try to nurse after the procedure and when mom experiences stress, such as seeing her child have this procedure, this can slow her let down causing difficulty releasing milk post op. In addition, it is hard to watch your baby go thru this procedure. Dr. Lentfer is a mom herself and understands the desire to be there with your child, therefore it is always up to you if you want to be present but it is not recommended.
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