A frenectomy is performed to improve the function of the tongue, close spacing between upper front teeth, and prevent gum recession.
Your child may have tongue-tie if you/they:
Please call our office to schedule a consultation. We will be able to examine your child and determine if frenectomy is the proper treatment for them.
The risk factors of frenectomy are rare but can include:
If you have any questions or concerns about frenectomy, please call our office. We will be happy to answer any of your questions and help you make the best decision for you or your child’s care?
At Washington Periodontics, we offer frenectomies to treat tongue-tie. The simple surgical procedure is quick and relatively painless, and it is performed in our office, and patients can return to their normal activities immediately afterward.
The procedure involves the removal of the frenulum, which is the tissue that connects the tongue to the floor of the mouth.
After the frenulum is removed, the tongue will be able to move more freely. This can help improve the tongue's function and improve the quality of life.