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.