PROCEDURES

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FRENECTOMY

We first recommend non-surgical approaches such as lactation supportfeeding therapy, speech therapy, and bodywork. After having exhausted non-surgical treatments for tongue and/or lip ties, surgical release of the oral ties may be necessary. 

Dr. Agarwal performs these procedures (known as frenectomies) using a CO2 laser, with local anaesthetic injected into the area being worked on. The procedure is completed in-office and the entire process takes approximately 10-15 minutes. We only perform frenectomies for patients with symptoms due to oral ties, such as breastfeeding symptoms in infants or speech problems in older children.

For more information on tongue/lip ties and the frenectomy process, see our tongue tie website.

Our caring providers at Agave Pediatrics offer a wide range of pediatric services. 

Over the past 10+ years, we have built a strong reputation for excellence in pediatric care, due to our dedication and compassion.

If you require any of these services, we encourage you to call our office to schedule a consultation with our award-winning, highly educated and experienced team of medical professionals and care providers.

CIRCUMCISION

Here at Agave, we offer circumcisions using both Gomco and Plastibell techniques, in order to give you more choices for your child’s care. 

Dr. Blumenthal and Dr. Vadasz-Chates perform circumcisions using the Gomco method at our Phoenix and Scottsdale locations. 

Dr. Agarwal performs circumcisions using the Plastibell method at multiple locations depending on his availability.

Please note that we only offer circumcisions for infants who are under 12 pounds.

INGROWN NAILS

For ingrown nails, local anaesthetic is injected at the base of digit and around the affected nail. A partial or full nail removal is subsequently performed. If there is significant infection, we typically recommend an antibiotic regimen along with regular Epsom salt soaks.

Fluoride is important, as it helps protect against tooth decay. Fluoride can be applied to both baby teeth and adult teeth, and is applied by painting the fluoride onto the teeth. 

FLUORIDE VARNISHING

For wart removals, we typically apply liquid nitrogen to the site. Most warts require multiple treatments. For some types, a laser may be used to treat the wart.

WART REMOVAL