Double Frenectomy, 3 weeks later

I want to say that our world has been turned upside down because the difference has been that drastic, but in reality it would be more accurate to say that our world has turned right side up.  We have been struggling since she was born.  Really, she was a miserable, tough baby.  I believed that she had been easy because I think that I just had no idea what to expect and set my expectations really low, but the more I spoke with other mothers who would say things like, “my little is such a bad sleeper, still not sleeping through the month at 4 months,”  or “my baby eats constantly, like more than every 3 hours, at 5 months,”  et cetera… I began thinking that while I was experiencing all of these things that made their babies “bad”  (and significantly more “bad” traits)  I considered my little girl a great baby.

I began to realize that everybody simply had higher expectations for their babies than I did.  They wanted to sleep through the night whereas I had accepted that it would never happen, and I was just happy she was getting 2 consecutive hours of sleep between each wake up (at 8 months old).  I had accepted that my little girl would be fed small meals constantly throughout the day because any more and she would throw it all up.  I had accepted the fact that she had to have a pacifier to prevent her from vomiting all of her food after every meal, and I was okay with those things.  We were struggling, but we were okay.

Since her double frenectomy she has truly become the great baby I have always said she was.  She is sleeping through the night almost consistently, which she had never done pre-revision.  She eats two times more during each feeding than she was eating before, and she doesn’t care for her pacifier as much as she did previously, among so many other things.  She cries much less throughout the days and I believe that is because she isn’t feeling a constant hunger like she was before because she is actually able to keep her food down.

The biggest struggle I have dealt with in the past 2 months is that I gave up breastfeeding her a month before her revision.  She had begun losing weight drastically and I was at my wits end with the asinine pediatricians ignoring every request for referral and complaint about E.  Had I known that in just one month that she would be fixed, I would have kept going, but that one month was enough to change her eating habits and prevent breastfeeding from being a possibility again.

If you believe that your little one has a lip or tongue tie and your providers are telling you no, or completely avoiding the topic, please see a preferred provider (I will include the current list on this blog post).  Many doctors, even fresh out of residency, are not educated on ties and all that they cause.  This list also includes support groups on facebook for each state or region.

Tongue Tie, Lip Tie

Frenectomy follow up

10 day follow up


Alabama Tie Support Group

 Dr. Curtis

141 Narrows Drive

Birmingham, AL 35242

Phone: 205-408-8889

Fax: 205-408-8187


Dr. Rogers







Alaska Tie Support Group

Dr. Coplin

Alaska Dentistry for Kids


 1 (907) 274-2525




Arizona Tongue Tie group

Dr Whelan in Peoria, AZ

Dr Cotton in Gilbert, AZ




Arkansas Tie Support Group

Dr. Alex Hamilton

2422 Springhill Rd.

Bryant, AR 72022

Tel: (501) 653-2422

Dr Mahon




California tie support group

Dr. James Murphy


509 S. Cedros Ave Ste D

Solana beach, ca 92075

Dr. Jean Chan, DDS

260 E. Chase Avenue, Ste. 101

El Cajon, CA 92020

Phone: (619) 579-2363


Dr. Najmeh Hannanvash, DDS, MSD

380 Stevens Avenue, Suite 314

Solana Beach, CA 92075 (San Diego)

(Located inside RISE Physical Therapy)

Phone: (858) 519-6222

Work email:

Personal email:

Dr. Bruce Taber, DDS

Loma Linda

25835 Barton Rd #104, Loma Linda, CA 92354

(909) 796-2299

Dr. Cameron Fuller

1481 Ford St


Redlands, CA 92373-3916

Phone: 909-793-4326

Dr. Pransky

Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat)

3030 Children’s Way, Suite 402, San Diego, CA 92123

858-309-7701 or   858-966-8038

Denise Lago is Dr. Pransky’s PA. She runs the TT clinics on Wednesday mornings and Friday afternoons.

Michael Carley, DDS

2780 State St #6

Santa Barbara, CA 93105

Tel: 805-967-5010

Kittie Frantz, RN, CPNP-PC



Assesses for ties, performs frenotomies as a nurse practitioner- also has CST available in office

Medi-cal patients only at USC, private options available

Dr. Alisa Sacker, MD

Kaiser San Diego

4405 Vandever Ave

San Diego, CA 92120

(866) 940-2218

Sherry Sami, DDS

5017 Lewis Road Suite A

Agoura Hills, CA 91301

(818) 578-4894

Dr. Douglas Galen, DDS

8920 Wilshire Blvd Ste 442

Beverly Hills, CA 90211

(310) 855-1000 (Office)


Shervin Yazdi, DDS

20700 Lake Chabot Rd, Castro Valley, CA 94546

Tel: (510) 538-2098


Dr. Dale Amanda Tylor, M.D.

(510) 248-1590


Dr. Lynn Judd

1568 Creekside Dr., Suite 101,

Folsom, CA 95630


Dr. Allison Trout

6560 Lonetree Blvd. Ste 120

Rocklin, CA 95765

(916) 435- 9799

Mark Cox, DMD

Board Certified Oral Surgeon

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

2945 Northwoods Way

Redding, CA 96002

Phone: (530) 221-6900

Amy Evans, MD

Peachwood Medical Group

275 W Herndon Ave # 110

Clovis, CA 93612

(559) 324-6203 (Office)



Dr Jesse R. Witkoff, DDS

A Wild Smile Pediatric Dentistry

2975 Roslyn St., Suite 160

Denver, CO 80238

Tel: (720) 945-1234

Website |

Dr James Bieneman



Dr Leonard Kundel

1250 Summer St # 200 Stamford, CT 06905

(203) 487-6020


Delaware Area

Dr Paul Bahn

Dr Gina Tanios-Rafla, DMD

646 Route 18

Suite 114

East Brunswick, NJ

(732) 238-1760

Dr. Robert Marcus, DDS


409 Main St.

Reisterstown, MD 21136

PHONE:  410-526-5050



Northeast FL tie support group

Gainesville area tie support group

Tampa Bay Area Tie Support Group

Dr Gary Myers, DDS –Two Locations

3200 Old Jennings Road

Middleburg, FL 32068,

Tel: 904.505.2010

3267 Hodges Boulevard #13

Jacksonville, FL 32224


Website |

Dr Frank J. Sierra, DMD

Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry

Oral Health Care for Children With Special Needs

5420 Webb Rd, C2

Tampa, FL 33615

(813) 889-0780

Dr Denise Punger, MD

Coquelet & Punger Family Medicine,

P.A. 4640 S. 25th Street

Ft.Pierce, Florida, 34981

Tel: 772-466-8884

Website |

Dr Kenneth R. Levine, DDS

8333 W. McNab Rd. Suite 104

Tamarac/Fort Lauderdale, FL 33321

(954) 603-8728

Dr Leslie Haller, DMD

Den-Care West

5280 N. University Drive

Lauderhill, Florida 33351

(954) 749-4594

Dr Myriam Berrahil, DMD

3363 Ne 163 rd St, Ste 807

North Miami Beach, FL 33160

(305) 940-5157




Georgia tie support group

Dr Gail McLauren

Dr Eileen Buckle

Marietta and Fayetteville



Dr Howard Kim

(Dr Kim hasn’t always done complete revisions, but he is the best option currently on the islands, unless you can fly somewhere.)

Deborah Dominci, RN IBCLC




Idaho Tie Support Group

Dr Joel Whitt

3235 N Towerbridge Way

Suite 200

Meridian, ID 83646

Call: (208) 888-7711



Illinois Tie Support Group

Dr Furusho

4801 West Peterson Ave. Suite 410

Chicago, Illinois 60646

(773) 790-4282

Dr George Lin

2 locations: Buffalo Grove & Crystal Lake IL

Dr. Chirban

Hinsdale Dentistry

Dr Wynn in Peoria

 Dr. Melinda Hochgesang, DMD

Cornerstone Family Dentistry

521 West Wall Street Morrison, IL 61270


You can email Dr. Mindy at or PM her on FB.


Indiana Tie Support Group

Matthew L. Rasche, DDS, MSD


Board Certified in Pediatric Dentistry

Southern Indiana Pediatric Dentistry

828 Auto Mall Road

Bloomington, IN 47401

Phone: (812) 333 – 5437

Dr. Mikel Newman

10425 Commerce Drive, Suite 130

Carmel, Indiana 46032

(317) 218-9102


3945 Eagle Creek Parkway, Suite A

Indianapolis, Indiana 46254

(317) 451-4314


Iowa Tie Support Group

Dr. Melinda Hochgesang, DMD

Cornerstone Family Dentistry

1304 Brady St Davenport, IA 52803


You can email Dr. Mindy at or PM her on FB.

Kristen Berning, DDS

4200 Asbury Rd

Dubuque, IA 52002

(563) 556-2711



Kansas Tie Support Group

Dr Stephen Fetzik

Fetzik Dentistry

2548 North Maize Court

Suite 100

Wichita, KS

(316) 440-4432

Dr Prater



Kentucky Tie Support Group

Dr. Roy Foster

10017 Dixie Highway

Louisville, KY 40272 502.933.7250

2831 S. Hurstbourne Pkwy Louisville, KY 40220 502.491.0330


Louisiana Tie Support Group

Dr Juban
Baton Rouge



Dr Mike Dowling

Falmouth Pediatric Dentistry



Maryland Regional Tie Support Group

Dr. Robert Marcus, DDS


409 Main St.

Reisterstown, MD 21136

Tel:  410-526-5050


Website |



Dr Martin A. Kaplan

Kid Care Dental P.C.

Office Manager: Lorraine Aubuchon

1613 Central Street

Stoughton, Ma 02072

tel: 781-341-0320

Dr. Fawn Rosenberg DMD, FAGD

Lexington Smile Studio

922 Waltham Street, Suite 202

Lexington, MA 02421

Tel –781 861 6008



Michigan tie support group

Dr. Annette Skowronski

46671 Hayes Road

Shelby Township, MI 48315


Uses: Laser



Minnesota Tongue Tie group

Dr Darcy

Riverdale Pediatrics,  Minneapolis


Mississippi Tie Support group

Dr Jennifer Hughes


Dr. Jennifer Bain

Jackson, MS

Phone: (601) 984-6115


Dr. Catherine Carter-Sledge

Ridgeland, MS

Dr. Fanasy Deming

Madison, MS

Stephanie Gable, IBCLC



Missouri Tie Support group

Dr. Amy Grawey

769 West Terra Lane

Ofallon, MO

(636) 875-1140



Dr  Christopher Mast

Mast Family Dentistry

55 W 14th St Ste 102, Helena, Mt 59601

(406) 458-0003



Dr Ann Edmunds

Uses scissors



Nevada/California tie support group

Miller and Trujillo


Ashley Hoban, DMD

653 N. Town Center Dr. Suite 104

Las Vegas NV 89144

(702) 838-9013


New Hampshire

Dr Hinton and Dr Calozzi

Concord, NH

Uses laser


New Jersey

Dr Gina Tanios-Rafla

646 Route 18

Suite 114

East Brunswick, NJ

(732) 238-1760


New Mexico

Dr Stanley Hess


8400 Osuna Road N.E., Suite 2D

Albuquerque, New Mexico 87111


New York

New York tie support group

Dr Scott A. Siegel, DDS, MD, FACS, FICS

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon

Laser surgery infants and adults

Research area reflux in tongue and lip tie

New york city location (new)

416 east 76th street

New York, NY 10021

Tel: 212-204-7923


999 Walt Whitman Road

Suite 202

Melville, NY 11747




Dr Lawrence A. Kotlow, D.D.S.

340 Fuller Road, Albany, NY 12203

Phone: 518-489-2571


Dr Tansy Schoonmaker and Dr Cosmina Nolan

Little Jaws Big Smiles

4605 East Genesee St

DeWitt NY 13214

(315) 299-4681

Robert Hugh Oliver, MD

1295 Portland Ave #24

Rochester, NY 14621

Phone: (585) 342-2080

Fax: (585)301-4037

Dr. Benoit

Strong Otolaryngology

2365 South Clinton Avenue Suite200

Rochester, NY 14618

(585) 758-5700

Dianne Cassidy IBCLC

 (585) 261-4834

Lisa Paladino CNM, IBCLC

78 Cromwell Ave

Staten Island, New York

(718) 981-5900


North Carolina

NC/SC tie support group

Dr. Brian McMurtry, DDS


10816 Black Dog Lane, Suite 100

Charlotte, NC 28214

Tel: (704) 392-3883


Website |

Dr David Draper
Apex, NC

Dr Karen Wuertz
Elizabeth City

Dr. Chambers
Great Beginnings
Asheville NC

North Dakota

North Dakota Tie Support Group



Ohio tie support group

Dr Milton

Cleveland area

Dr. Greg Notestine, DDS

(Member IATP)

2149 N Fairfield Rd.

Beavercreek, OH

Tel: 937.431.9916

Website |

Dr. John Herald

Richfield, OH



Oklahoma Tie Support Group

Dr. Bailey Schnebel Coleman

1112 N Walker Ave, Suite 103

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

(405) 606-6500

Dr. Sara Bassett

Stillwater, OK



Oregon Tie Support Group

Dr. Bobby Ghaheri MD


1111 NE 99th Ave #101

Portland OR 97220



24076 SE Stark #230

Gresham OR 97030




Pennsylvania Regional Tie support group

Dr Paul Bahn

Pediatric Dental Associates

6404 E Roosevelt Blvd # 2, Philadelphia, PA 19149

(215) 743-3700

Dr Lori Cockley
East Berlin, PA

Dr Ray Voller

Pittsburgh and Kittanning

Penny Soppas, MD, IBCLC

5030 State Rd, Suite 2-900, Drexel Hill, PA 19026

Phone: (610) 623-9080

Fax: (610) 623-3861

Daniel Fishel
York, Hanover, Red Lion

Dr. Lance Panarello
(Water Laser)
Aston, PA

usually same day appointments

In south central PA, Dr Marcus in Reisterstown MD is an excellent option.
In north eastern PA, Dr Kotlow in Albany NY is one of the top tie experts in the country.


South Carolina

SC/NC tie support group

Dr Adam Hahn


690 Columbiana Drive, Suite A

Columbia, SC 29212

(803) 781-9090

Dr. Ann Bynum


South Dakota

Dr Kusek
Sioux Falls



Tennessee Tie Support Group

Dr Delia Wessels, MD FAAP

Allied Pediatrics

7405 Shallowford Rd,

Suite 270

Chattanooga, TN 37421


Dr Nina Foley
Franklin TN

Dr Paige Prather, DDS

Paige Prather Smiles

2000 Richard Jones Road  Suite 109 Nashville, TN

Ph: (615) 327-2123

Dr Janet Hatcher Rice

136 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd

 Bristol, TN 37620




Texas Tongue Tie Support Group:

Dr. Marilyn Brodeur

Corpus Christi Office, Houston clinics

Infant Dental Center

101 N Shoreline Blvd Suite 607

Corpus Christi, Texas

(361) 434-0312

Dr Julie A. Martinez, DDS, PC

9006 Forest Crossing Dr., Suite A

The Woodlands, TX 77381

Tel: (281)367-6558

Website |

Dr. Amy Luedemann

Kidstown Dental

27110 Cinco Ranch Blvd Suite 900

Katy, TX 77494


Dr James Liu, ENT

17450 St. Luke’s Way Suite 200

The Woodlands, TX 77384

Tel: (936)-321-2222

Tel: (281)-203-5015

Answering Service: (713)-984-5972

Dr. Preetha Thomas, DMD

500 West Southlake blvd, Suite 130

Southlake, TX, 76092


Dr  Cole

Clear Fork Dental

4812 Bryant Irvin Ct.

Fort Worth, Texas 76107

Tel: 817-731-9291


Website |

Dr Kogut and Dr Villaseñor

8325 Walnut Hill Lane, Suite 111

Dallas, TX, 75231

Tel: (214) 696-3082

Dr. Hugh Oser

1135 Keller Parkway

Keller, TX 76248

Tel: 817-431-5514  Fax: 817-431-8048


Website |

Dr. Robyn Abramczyk, DDS


Heath, TX

Dr. Maria Evelina Guerrero (Dr. Evy)

Dr Liliana Lucas



Branton Richter DDS

3300 N Running Creek Way


Lehi, UT 84043




Virginia regional support group

Dr Karen Wuertz

She has an office in Chesapeake.

Dr. Christopher Chang

In northern VA, Dr Marcus in Maryland is a very experienced tie expert.

In western VA, Dr Rice in Bristol TN is a very good option.



Washington Tie Support Group

Dr MaryAnn O’Hara, MD, MPH, FABM
Seattle Breastfeeding Medicine
Emily Healy, IBCLC
7733 39th Ave NE
Seattle, WA 98115
clinic: (206) 743-8639
fax: (206) 743-8629

Dr Mohlman

Dr Gagnega
Must Love Kids Dental

Vancouver WA

Elias Kass



Wisconsin tongue tie support group

Jennilee Hill, APNP

Family Health LaClinica

Medical & Dental Center

400 S Townline Rd

Wautoma, WI 54982

(920) 787-5514

Dr Darcy Rindelaub, DDS

St Croix Kidds Pediatric Dentistry

400 2nd St S Ste 250

Hudson WI 54016

(715) 808-0460

Dr. Jacobe

Family Medicine UW Health

Dr Kristen Berning

Exceptional Dentistry

Author: Katrina

Hi There! I'm Katrina and I’m married to the love of my life, William. Together we have the two precious little girls Elizabeth and Alodia. I'm so glad you're here!

2 thoughts on “Double Frenectomy, 3 weeks later”

  1. It’s so great to hear success stories about frenectomies for infants. A lot of common breastfeeding issues are caused by restricted tongue movement and it can be scary when babies are not gaining weight! Congrats 🙂

  2. Thank you for listing me in your list of providers. I do practice out of the offices of DenCare West in Lauderhill, Florida. But my official business is Tongue Tie South Florida, I emphasize this because I anticipate opening a second location in Miami, Florida that would not be associated with DenCare.

    Also, thank you for writing this blog post. I see so many mothers who waited too long and lost their milk supply before finding out through friends, family or elsewhere that all they needed to do was have their little one checked for a tongue and/or upper-lip tie. Frustrating! People like you, who are helping to get the information out there, make a big difference. I would also suggest telling this to every pediatrician you encounter. They are the ones who can look for and diagnose tongue ties early on. Sadly most of them just never learned about it. The more success stories they hear about, hopefully the more they will want to learn about tongue ties. Best wishes to you and your “liberated” little one! Leslie Haller, DMD and all of us at Tongue Tie South Florida.

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