Frenectomy or Frenuloplasty, is a relatively minor surgical procedure performed to loosen or remove overly large, tight, or poorly positioned band(s) of tissue that are present inside the mouth, connected to the lip, cheeks or floor of the mouth.

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Frenectomy or Frenuloplasty

Frenectomy or Frenuloplasty commonly referred to as being “tongue-tied” or “ankyloglossia” – which can cause:

• Speech impediments

• Difficulties with chewing, swallowing and other aspects of oral function.

In infants, this condition can impair feeding.

For some older children, teens and adults, it can cause daily discomfort/pain and lead to mouth breathing.

Frenuloplasty is a quick procedure, generally taking less than 45 minutes, and is often performed with just local anesthesia in adults.

Here are good resources from the top ENT/Sleep Surgeon, Dr. Soroush Zaghi, to learn more about Tongue Tie and how it affects your Breathing and Sleep

Functional Frenuloplasty:
Tongue or Lip tie release

Infant Frenectomy:
Tongue ties and Lip ties

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