You may have noticed that your child struggles to eat or speak properly. Or you may struggle with this yourself. Our pediatric dentists may have a very simple solution for this issue: a frenectomy.

The frenulum is a small fold of tissue that connects different parts of your mouth. It may be abnormally thick or short. In cases such as tongue-tie or ankyloglossia, this can cause problems for even the simplest of oral functions. Our pediatric dentists may suggest a lingual frenectomy. This involves removing the frenulum that attaches the tongue to the floor of the mouth. A labial frenectomy is used to remove the frenulum that connects the upper lip to the gums over the front teeth. This treatment can decrease the chances of gum recession and can make life easier for people who wear dentures.

A frenectomy is an outpatient treatment that can be easily completed in a single visit with our team. We will make sure that you or your child’s visit is as easy and comfortable as possible and talk with you about your aftercare needs.

If you suspect that your child is struggling with tongue-tie, or if you have been living with this problem yourself, contact our office today. One of our helpful team members will help you schedule your appointment.