My infant daughter underwent multiple BabyLase treatments prior to her frenulectomy. I am certain this treatment plan prepared her body to be in an optimal state for the actual procedure. After the BabyLase appointments she was noticeably less tense and less fussy. Our breastfeeding journey improved significantly with the laser treatments alone. We could not be happier with our results and are truly grateful for Dr. Angie and Nicole.
Edison was born via c section after turning breech during labor. He was severely tongue tied and majorly struggling at the breast with feeding. He was officially diagnosed and revised on day 4 although clearly not being in a stable condition. He tanked and we ended up in the PICU for 5 days due to dehydration. During that time, he refused to do anything at the breast and developed a strong oral aversion. After being released from the hospital and not knowing how to get him back to breast we found Nicole (woot woot)!!! Unfortunately, at that time we did not have Babylase and it was a grueling 3 months of work before Edison was breastfeeding.
Byron was born after 23 hours of labor and 6 1/2 hours of pushing. He was born in the military position and had a brachial plexus injury. He could not coordinate his suck and swallow and was very disorganized and frustrated at the breast. We did Babylase with him several times and noticed him becoming more engaged and organized for short periods of time at the breast. It seemed to turn the lights on and help expedite things. It was still a long journey but seeing how it helped with his all over body tension, fussiness and tongue function was amazing.
Amelia had a much better labor and delivery and came out ready to eat! She was tongue tied but very determined. But she quickly tired at the breast, fed very frequently, had a shallow latch, was losing weight and causing me extreme nipple pain. We weren’t able to do the revision for several weeks but thankfully were able to do Babylase twice in the weeks prior to the revision. After Babylase she had very noticeable improvements. Her latch and tongue function were so much improved, and my nipple pain went away. She still fed frequently but became more effective with her tongue function and started gaining weight. She also was so much more relaxed and happy. We did her revision at 3 weeks old and she just took off from there and is a chunky nursing champ.
We started Liam’s tethered journey when he was four days old. I was so uneducated on the subject at the time, and he had it clipped. This fixed nothing. He was still so tense and gassy and then things got even worse when his tongue tie reattached. I researched and read every article and joined every Facebook group I could find. Through a lip and tongue tie support group I found Nicole. When we first met Nicole I was exclusively pumping because my baby couldn’t latch. After the first BabyLase appointment he was an entirely different baby. He was so much more relaxed and you could literally see the tension lifting from his little body as she was doing the Babylase. After three sessions and our revision he was a brand new baby. I can happily say now since he was around 3M old we have been exclusively breastfeeding.
I couldn’t have survived this journey without Nicole and Dr. Tenholder. We definitely were guided here and were placed right where we needed to be because it took Dr. Tenholder’s specialty training to fix Liam’s tie. Dr. Angie and Nicole are so positive and comforting and really treat the whole family. I couldn’t have survived or made it to this milestone without Nicole, Dr. Tenholder, and everyone else at Synergy Dental Solutions. Our family is so thankful!
"Well it's not even been a week and Little Miss Willow Dawn has quite the story already....She has been to the chiropractor 3 times due to intense labor and delivery thank you Dr. Matt Uchtman and Elevation Chiropractic. She saw the specialist Nicole Edwin at Synergy Dental yesterday in St. Louis who is phenomenal and I highly recommend! Today she had BabyLase and oral surgery with Dr. Angie Tenholder & Nicole for tongue tie and a few other issues causing some breastfeeding issues and excruciating pain for Momma with every single feed. We are happy to report that the surgery was a success we fed immediately following surgery and it was night and day difference... Momma is REAL HAPPY, to say the least. Now baby Willow can start gaining weight back and get out of these preemie clothes well because we only have 2 preemie outfits lol...Thank you to all who prayed for us during this time, God is Good! "
Our experience was better than we ever imagined it could be. I knew my son was in great hands, everyone was gentle, kind and patient with him. I love that his first experience with a dentist was so positive for him. We can’t thank Dr Angie enough.
Working with Nicole and Dr Angie has been an enjoyable piece of a difficult experience with our sons tongue tie. This whole office has been very kind. I was very anxious about his procedure but he has done so well. I can’t thank you all enough.
“The explanation and personal attention before and after his procedure has been exceptional”.
My experience working with Nicole and Dr Angie has wonderful. They thoroughly explained the procedure and answered my questions and concerns with patience. The office is kept so clean and neat and the staff at the front desk are very friendly. I highly recommend Synergy Dental Solutions
My experience here has been very personalized. The staff has spent much time with me compared to other offices I have been to.
The warm and bright environment is instantly welcoming and calming. Dr. Angie and Nicole both radiate such a positive and professional energy that instantly makes you feel comfortable. From the first visit before receiving treatment, I knew I wanted to return ASAP and refer as many people as I could, that would benefit from their care. I am anxious to see more results in Eliot, as the days go by from the wonderful care, we both received today. I hope that more dentists and dental offices become aware of the great benefits that stems from the care provided here and welcome the same care into their offices.
The professionalism is off the charts! I felt more like friends/family than a patient. The honest care is obvious. It's not about the quantity of money here, it's truly the quality of care. Thank you!!!"