A frenectomy is a minor in-office oral surgical laser procedure that involves removing either the connective tissue located under the tongue (lingual frenum) or the band of tissue that attaches the upper lip to the gums (labial frenum) in order to correct problems arising from a tongue tie or lip tie condition.

Does My Child Need a Frenectomy?

Frenectomies are performed for a variety of reasons. For infants, tongue tie and lip tie may be hindering breastfeeding or bottle feeding if the baby is unable to latch or establish a seal while he/she is attempting to eat, causing extreme nursing pain to the nursing mom. For older children, a frenectomy can help resolve speech problem, eating difficulties, airway issues, decrease cavities, as well as be part of an overall orthodontic plan if the lip tie is creating a gap between the front teeth or displacing the jaw. Signs that your child may benefit from a frenectomy are outlined below.

Frenectomy For Infants

A frenectomy may be recommended for your infant if you notice:

Frenectomy For Older Children

A frenectomy may be recommended for your child if you notice:

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Why Choose Kali Smiles Kids

At Kali Smiles Kids, we’re thrilled to provide families with quality, specialized dental care in a modern and inviting space. From infants to adolescents, we approach pediatric dentistry in a way that’s engaging, positive, and delightfully informative, so your child can take pride in their healthy smiles for life.
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