in Burke, VA
What is a frenectomy?
What is Tongue-Tie?
Why is a
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:
What are the risks of a frenectomy?
How is a frenectomy used to treat tongue-tie?
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.