Dr. Eric Schuh, DDS leads a team of Airway Centric Professionals specializing in the release of Tethered Oral Tissues and Sleep Dentistry. Our team includes Sherrie Pruitt RDH, IBCLC ,Orofacial Myologist, who has trained extensively to provide the highest level of after care to our Frenectomy patients.
We have a multitude of specialized providers we refer to for both pre and post operative care such as bodyworkers, chiropractors, speech therapists and other IBCLC's for optimum results.
Dr. Schuh has obtained training in the laser release of frenulum attachments by Dr. Richard Baxter and Dr. Soroush Zaghi utilizing the LightScalpel CO2 laser.
Our providers are skilled in tethered oral tissue releases from newborn to adult with a goal of laying the foundation for optimal overall holistic health throughout the lifespan.
Our practice focuses on sleep as the basis of whole body health. We screen all patients for varying levels of Sleep Disorders and have the capability to obtain a state of the art CBCT scan of the airway.The highest quality of care is provided to individuals who are deemed good candidates that would benefit from the release of tethered oral tissues , Myofunctional Therapy and custom fabricated sleep devices to correct Sleep Disorders.
Whether you are struggling with an infant who is experiencing feeding issues, slow weight gain , reflux and/or colic symptoms or an older child with sleep concerns like snoring or grinding their teeth, speech impediments or a picky eater, having a Functional Assessment early in life to screen for tethered oral tissues (tongue tie) can be life changing and prevent many bad habits associated with oral restrictions from forming. As an IBCLC & Orofacial Myologist , Sherrie has the experience and expertise to develop an indivualized care plan specific to your child’s needs.
Dr. Schuh has performed laser frenectomy's on patient's as young as 3 days old , utilizing the LightScalpel CO2 laser.Although the procedure itself is quick, it may take a few weeks for all symptoms to resolve themselves , many families see positive results within a few hours to days following release.
Preparation is key, both mentally and physically and is just as important as the after care . This is never one size fits all, Sherrie ensures pre and post operative care is tailored to fit each child’s individual needs. For some, more extensive therapy is required, inquire with Sherrie for pricing and scheduling of these therapies.
Our mission is to provide your family with the highest level of care, your child is more than a number to us at Tennessee Tongue-Tie Center™️.
Inability to fall asleep, trouble staying asleep, bed wetting or frequent urination during the night, grinding of the teeth during sleep or waking with headaches. Dark circles around the eyes and intolerance of CPAP or oral sleep appliances are also symptoms.
Uncontrolled feelings of unwarranted anxiousness, increased "fight or flight" mode and in some cases depression. Inability to concentrate, symptoms of ADHD in children , teenagers & adults. Feelings of brain fog throughout the day.
Increased neck and shoulder tension and/or pain, TMJ pain or pain in the jaw bone.
Ortho relapse or prolonged orthodontic treatment, frequent tooth decay, gum disease, bleeding gums, dry mouth not associated with medications, inability to wear dentures or partials, dental recession.
Tethered oral tissues have a huge impact on articulation and can contribute to speech deficits, mumbling, stuttering & excess saliva.
A Hypersensitive gag reflex, acid reflux, frequent clearing of the throat, tooth decay can all be indicators of a tongue-tie.
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