frenulectomey

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Tongue tie, or ankyloglossia, affects nearly 5% of newborns and can cause eating, speaking, and oral health problems. At Black Bear Dental, we can perform a simple frenulectomy procedure to correct the problem.

WHAT IS A FRENULECTOMY?

Right under the tongue is a thin piece of membrane that connects it to the floor of the mouth. When this tissue is too short, it can lead to an array of oral health issues, including breast-feeding complications, speech deficits, and difficulty swallowing.

In most cases, we treat tongue-ties as pediatric cases. A frenulectomy is a quick procedure that we can perform using laser dentistry. This is when we cut the frenum, releasing tension. The procedure is done in a precise manner, resulting in little to no pain.

BENEFITS OF A FRENULECTOMY

  • Reduces oral discomfort
  • Enhances bite function
  • Prevents speech issues
  • Minimizes risk of future oral health issues

POST-PROCEDURE CARE INSTRUCTIONS

Our staff will be sure to walk you through everything you need to know, including post-care instructions. Never shy away from asking questions. We are always happy to answer them. Keep in mind that a little bleeding is normal, as is swelling.

DOES YOUR CHILD NEED A FRENULECTOMY IN HENDERSONVILLE, NC?

Well, you’ve come to the right place! At Black Bear Dental, we’re proud to offer all patients the highest quality dental care in Hendersonville, NC. Your child’s oral health is very important to us. If your child needs a frenulectomy, please contact our office to learn more or to schedule an appointment.

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