Dr. Kevin Kennedy Jr. and his team are transforming the lives of infants and children by helping them eat, speak, and sleep better. Combining expert surgical skill and the most advanced laser technology in a friendly patient setting, Clarksville Tongue Tie Center is here to help when you need it the most.How We Help
Tongue and Lip Ties can cause major problems that affect your child’s overall quality of life and development.
A newborn’s breastfeeding experience with mom is the most foundational process to begin a new life. When breastfeeding is a struggle, life gets hard fast. We work with a team of experts to help identify if your struggles might be a result of tongue or lip ties.
As young children begin the transition to solid foods, swallowing can become more difficult if the tongue isn't able to function properly. Kids sometimes get labeled “picky eaters” when in reality they simply refuse food that a restricted tongue prevents them from swallowing with ease.
Tongue position is foundational for healthy breathing during sleep and overall facial growth and development. Kids shouldn’t struggle with restless sleep or suffer from chronic open-mouth breathing just because their tongue isn’t positioned correctly.
When a child has trouble being understood by others, it takes a team of experts to identify the problem and help the child at the right time. Sometimes, helping the tongue move freely inside the mouth is a kick start on the road to success!
Every child has frenums inside their mouth that connect oral tissues together. They are completely normal. But some frenums can be excessively thick or improperly attached causing problems that limit the function of the mouth for daily life activities. These problematic, restricted frenums are what are referred to as tongue and lip ties. Check out the video below for more info.
A mother’s instincts are almost always right. We listen attentively with an open mind to hear your story and your struggles.
One procedure done correctly the first time. We fully release all the restrictive tissues in a simple outpatient procedure.
We work with a team of experts to make sure your child has the support after the release to achieve the best results.
"We had our baby's revision done by Dr. Kennedy when he was 8 days old. He's now 2 months and doing so well, gaining like crazy. Many thanks to him and his staff, this saved our breastfeeding relationship."
"It has made all the difference in our breastfeeding journey and I am so so thankful."
"My year and a half son just got his tongue tie and lip tie revised and I saw immediate improvement with his eating. They did an amazing job and were very professional and wonderful to me and to my son. I recommend Dr. Kennedy for any child who needs to get a tongue tie and lip tie fixed."
"My son sleeps so much better now. He no longer wakes up in the middle of the night for the first time in 6 years!"