Is mom in pain?  Is baby feeding?  Is baby gaining weight?

So many questions...

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Accurately assessing a "tie".

Every tie is different!

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The procedure, treatment, and follow-up / post care.

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Since 1993

Dr. Cara Riek, a nurse practitioner and lactation consultant, has just founded the Arizona Tongue Tie Center in Cave Creek, AZ. This new revolutionary organization is a collaboration between Arizona Breastfeeding Medicine and Wellness and Healthy Images, Dr. Stevanie Bahnerth. The Arizona Tongue Tie Center is designed to take a multidisciplinary approach to treating tongue-ties across a lifespan.

The Arizona Tongue Tie Center exclusively uses LightScalpel CO2 lasers to perform tongue- and lip-tie releases (frenectomy). A frenectomy is performed on adults to help treat a variety of health concerns and also on infants to help with breastfeeding issues, such as improper latching. A LightScalpel laser frenectomy is a quick and gentle procedure that, in most cases, is bloodless and requires no sutures.

For medical professionals who are interested in learning more about tongue-ties, Drs. Riek and Bahnerth will be presenting "Functional Frenectomies Across a Lifespan: A multidisciplinary approach to why, when, and how" held June 15-16, 2019 in Scottsdale, AZ. To learn more about this event visit

To schedule a consultation at the Arizona Tongue Tie Center please call (480) 508-0861.

LightScalpel laser frenectomy benefits include: minimized bleeding, less swelling and discomfort, reduced risk of infection, shortened procedure time, and smoother recovery. To learn more about the LightScalpel #laser please visit: