A frenulum is a tiny tissue fold that connects one part of your mouth to another. Your lingual frenulum links the bottom of your tongue to the floor of your mouth. In the event it is abnormally thick or short, a condition such as ankyloglossia or tied tongue may be present.
You may also have issues with your labial frenum, which is the frenulum that connects your upper lip to the gums/jaw. If this is too tight, it can cause gum recession and increased spacing between the teeth, which can cause pain and other ongoing dental concerns.
If you or your child has a tied tongue or recessing gums, Dr. Amin Samadian may perform a frenectomy as it can help restore the ability to chew, eat, and speak properly while preventing future dental complications.
The goal of a frenectomy is to remove or change a frenulum to improve your oral health. During lingual frenum repair, Dr. Amin Samadian removes excess tissue from the lingual frenum so that your tongue can move freely.
A tied tongue can restrict your tongue and make it difficult for you to move it, leading to pain and discomfort, speech impediments, receding gums, tongue thrust, and bite misalignment. Dr. Samadian will perform a comprehensive exam of the mouth to provide an advanced diagnosis of exactly what’s going on and establish a plan for treatment. If you or your child has a tied tongue, Dr. Amin Samadian may recommend a lingual frenectomy to resolve these issues.
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Fortunately, a frenectomy is a simple treatment that can be performed in a single office visit. First, Dr. Amin Samadian will examine your mouth or your child’s mouth to determine how severe the tie is. Then, he’ll use scissors or a laser to remove a small section of the restrictive frenum.
Since Dr. Amin Samadian will numb the area surrounding the frenum as well as the tongue before treatment, you don’t have to worry about any pain or discomfort.
After tied tongue repair, you or your child will enjoy a freely moving tongue and be able to properly chew, eat, and speak without issues.
*Individual Results May Vary
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