Launceston Dental Clinic

Think Your Young One Might Be Suffering From A Tongue-Tie ?

Tongue Tie - Pickup Bagshaw Dental 

Our approach to tongue-ties aims to be precise & predictable

Rest Assured, Your Infant Is In Good Hands

Consultation Is Key

We will talk you through the various available options first

Digitally Measured

By using the latest technology we can observe and act accordingly

Here For Support

We are all about making your child feel safe and comfortable during their visit

Won't Feel A Thing

We can safely and swiftly remove and repair the tongue-tie with no harm to your infant.

Highly Trained Staff

Our entire team received extensive training to ensure a safe procedure.

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We offer many flexible payment plan options

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Consult and find solutions!


How Urgent Is It?

When it comes to babies, it’s normal to be wary of any behaviour or physical change that seems unusual. For most parents who come across tongue-tie, also known as ankyloglossia, they worry that it’s an emergency situation. Rest assured that tongue-tie is not life-threatening, but it can cause complications for your baby when it comes to feeding, swallowing and more. 

At Pickup Bagshaw Dental, we can safely and swiftly remove and repair the tongue-tie with no harm to your infant.

Signs of Tongue-Tie

What Are The Signs?

Tongue-tie is a thin piece of flesh, also known as a frenulum, that connects your baby’s tongue to the bottom of their mouth. However, depending on how far forward the frenulum is towards the tip of the tongue, it can cause problems with chewing, suckling, and speaking.

As your infant grows within the first few weeks, most cases of tongue-tie correct themselves as the mouth shifts in structure. But for those whose tongue-tie doesn’t correct itself during growth, there are some signs to watch out for that indicate your baby may have tongue-tie complications.

Does your baby:

  • Frequently break suction during feeding
  • Make clicking noises while feeding
  • Gain weight too slowly
  • Cause you pain during breastfeeding (i.e. chewing instead of sucking on the nipple, etc)
  • Have trouble sticking out their tongue

If you answered yes to one or more of these signs, it could mean that your baby may have tongue-tie. The first step is to visit a lactation consultant or your family doctor to confirm that it is tongue-tie your child is afflicted with.

Is Tongue-Tie Dangerous?

Generally, no. So long as the tongue-tie is corrected early on in the infant’s life, then your child won’t experience the most difficult challenges of living with tongue-tie.

If the tongue-tie is not corrected, it can lead to movement restrictions down the road. Older children with tongue-tie have trouble chewing, licking ice cream, dribbling and begin to develop poor speech as a result. As adults, their speech problems could worsen, along with trouble kissing, social skills, jaw pain and poor dental health.

Tongue-Tie Assessment and Release

Let Us Help with Your Baby’s Tongue-Tie

At Pickup Bagshaw Dental, we are not a substitute for a clinician’s assessment. If your family doctor has confirmed that your baby has tongue-tie, then contact us to discuss how we can help correct this problem.

During the procedure, we use a small pair of sterile scissors to release the frenulum. It’s normal for a few drops of blood to appear, but, for the most part, the procedure is quick and painless. Your baby may feel startled, but will calm once they are comforted.

If you’ve been told by your family doctor or lactation consultant that your child has tongue-tie, then contact us at Pickup Bagshaw Dental in Launceston. We are experienced in the correction and release of tongue-tie so that even our youngest patients can have the best chance at a healthy smile. If you would like more information about tongue-tie, feel free to schedule a consultation with Dr Pickup, Dr Bagshaw or Dr. Thomas. We’ll be happy to answer your questions.

Consult and find smiling solutions!



Feel free to contact us in case you have any more questions and we are happy to answer them the best we can.

Our team are trained to help you feel at ease from the moment you arrive in our practice. We know it can be a scary process, so we make sure we guide you through every step. And if need be, we can use sedation dentistry as we are the only dentist practice that offers sedation in Launceston.

Simply give our team a call and let them know what your goals are. They will take you step-by-step through what is required to revolutionise your smile.

At Pickup Bagshaw Dental we have very strict testing and management processes to ensure that our equipment is start of the art and suitable for our patients.


Every mouth and goal is unique. We live by the motto of providing affordable value to our clients. Once you come in for analysis, we will give you a full cost breakdown

That’s our job! We can do a full analysis of your mouth and suggest the most suitable solutions to give you that life-changing smile!

We take training VERY seriously here at Pickup Bagshaw Dental. We are constantly sending our staff to industry meetups, seminars and events so that they can be on the cutting edge

All of our customers trust their smile to us

From emergency, cosmetic, restorative to sedation – Pickup Bagshaw Dental provides every service to suit your dental needs.


Will Give You Clear Reasons to Smile Bright!

Not many dental practices can say they have over 70 years of combined experience in various dental fields, including general, preventative and restorative treatment.

In our warm and welcoming office, patients are given top-notch care and attention. We firmly believe in keeping our patients comfortable, informed, and empowered to choose their treatments.

Conveniently located in the Launceston CBD, we also have HICAPS/EFTPOS facilities available.

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70 Years

Proudly serving Launceston for over 70 years, we're your trusted team of dental professionals you and your family can rely on


One of the few Launceston dental practices that use happy gas. We don't let anxiety stand in the way of giving you the smile you always wanted.

All Services

From emergency, cosmetic, restorative, general to sedation dentistry - Pickup Bagshaw Dental provides every service to suit your dental needs.


Our practice sees emergency patients if possible. Our caring ADA certified staff are dedicated to getting our patients out of pain ASAP!

Meet your doctors

We specialise in family and children’s dentistry and orthodontics.

Join our family here at Pickup Bagshaw Dental! Come meet our fantastic staff and sophisticated dentists and see why patients are raving about their experience. We welcome all new and current patients to explore the treatments and procedures that we offer.

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Dr John Pickup

B.D.S., F.I.C.O.I., F.A.S.O.
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Dr Tony Bagshaw


Dr Lisa


Dr John Rebenque


Tara Brooks



Monday 8:15am – 5:00pm

Tuesday 8:15am – 5:00pm

Wednesday 8:15am – 5:00pm

Thursday 8:15am – 5:00pm

Friday 8:15am – 5:00pm