What Are The Signs That My Child May Need a Frenectomy?

How To Know If Your Child Needs A Frenectomy? The best way to determine if your child needs a frenectomy is to consult with an oral surgeon, dentist, or pediatrician. They will be able to evaluate your child’s condition, discuss potential treatments, and recommend whether or not a frenectomy is necessary. A frenectomy extends the range of motion in areas of the mouth by loosening these connections if they are too tight. This procedure may be needed if an infant or child is unable to latch and is having failure to thrive (gain weight).

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NOTE: All patients under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at the consultation visit. In North Carolina, a patient is considered a minor until the age of 18, and cannot sign a legal document.

Frenectomy FAQs

How Does A Frenectomy Work? 

A Frenectomy is a surgical procedure that removes a small portion of tissue from the frenulum, which is a band of tissue that runs from the upper or lower lip to the gums. The procedure is typically performed by a periodontist or oral surgeon and can be done under local anesthesia. During the procedure, the surgeon will use a scalpel or laser to remove the excess tissue. The procedure is usually quick and relatively painless. 

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What Are The Signs That My Child May Need a Frenectomy? 

  • Difficulty with breastfeeding or bottle feeding 
  • Lip or tongue protruding when speaking or at rest 
  • Difficulty with speech production 
  • Having an abnormal bite 
  • Difficulty with eating or drinking 
  • Breathing or sleeping difficulties due to the tongue or lip being restricted 
  • Gagging or choking when eating or drinking

What Specialist to Consult on Getting a Frenectomy? 

The best specialist to consult on getting a Frenectomy is a Pediatrician or an Oral maxillofacial surgeon. 

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Benefits of Having a Frenectomy

  • Improve Oral Function: A frenectomy can improve oral function by eliminating the restriction of the frenum, which can interfere with tongue movement, chewing, and other activities. 
  • Improve Speech: A frenectomy can improve speech by improving tongue movement and eliminating any associated speech impediments. 
  • Improve Appearance: A frenectomy can improve the appearance of the mouth by eliminating any visible frenums.
  • Reduce Pain: A frenectomy can reduce pain associated with a tongue-tie or lip-tie by eliminating the restriction of the frenum. 
  • Improve Self-Confidence: A frenectomy can improve self-confidence by improving the appearance and functionality of the mouth.

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