Frenectomy

Frenectomy

Liberating Oral Function with Tongue-Tie and Lip-Tie Release

At Top Class Dental, we are dedicated to improving your oral health and overall well-being. Our Frenectomy service is designed to address tongue-ties and lip-ties, common conditions that can have a significant impact on oral function and comfort. We offer specialised treatments for both Tongue-Tie Release and Lip-Tie Release, ensuring that you and your loved ones can enjoy optimal oral function and freedom from discomfort.

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Dr. Odette Lee

Principal Dentist

Understanding Tongue-Tie and Lip-Tie

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Tongue-Tie (Ankyloglossia)

Tongue-tie is a condition where the strip of skin beneath the tongue, known as the lingual frenulum, is shorter than usual. This restricts the range of motion of the tongue, making it difficult to perform essential tasks such as breastfeeding, speaking, and eating.

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Lip-Tie (Labial Frenulum)
Lip-tie occurs when the tissue connecting the upper lip to the gumline, called the labial frenulum, is tight or restrictive. This can hinder proper lip movement and lead to challenges with activities like breastfeeding and maintaining oral hygiene.

The Frenectomy Process

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Comprehensive Evaluation

Your journey to improved oral function begins with a thorough examination by our experienced dental team. We evaluate the extent of the tongue-tie or lip-tie, discuss your symptoms and concerns, and answer any questions you may have.

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Personalised Treatment Plan

Based on our evaluation, we create a personalised treatment plan tailored to your specific needs. This plan outlines the type of frenectomy (Tongue-Tie Release or Lip-Tie Release) required and the details of the procedure.

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Tongue-Tie Release (Frenotomy)

This procedure involves the precise cutting of the lingual frenulum to free the tongue’s movement. To ensure your comfort, it is often performed under local anaesthesia.

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Lip-Tie Release (Lip Frenectomy)

Lip-tie release entails gently separating the labial frenulum from the gumline, allowing for greater lip mobility. Similar to tongue-tie release, this procedure is typically performed with local anaesthesia to minimise discomfort.

Benefits of Frenectomy

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Improved Oral Function

Frenectomy restores proper tongue and lip movement, enhancing speech, breastfeeding, and the ability to eat a variety of foods.

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Pain Relief
For infants experiencing discomfort during breastfeeding due to tongue-tie or lip-tie, frenectomy can provide relief for both the baby and mother.

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Preventive Care
Frenectomy helps prevent potential dental and speech issues that can arise from untreated tongue-tie or lip-tie, ensuring a healthier oral future.

Your Comfort and Peace of Mind Matter

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At Top Class Dental, we prioritise your comfort and well-being throughout the frenectomy process. We understand that this procedure can be particularly important for infants and young children, and our compassionate team ensures a gentle, supportive, and stress-free experience.

Empower Yourself with Frenectomy

If you or your child is facing challenges related to tongue-tie or lip-tie, we are here to help. Contact us at 02 9744 0222 to schedule an evaluation and learn how our Frenectomy service can enhance oral function and comfort for you and your loved ones. Our dedicated dental team is committed to providing you with the support and solutions you need for improved oral health and an improved quality of life.
faq's

A frenectomy is a surgical procedure that involves the release of a tongue-tie or lip-tie. It may be necessary when the lingual frenulum (beneath the tongue) or the labial frenulum (connecting the upper lip to the gumline) is too tight or restrictive, hindering oral function and causing discomfort during activities like breastfeeding, speaking, or eating.

Frenectomy procedures are typically performed under local anesthesia to minimize discomfort. Most patients, including infants, experience minimal to no pain during the procedure. Any post-operative discomfort is usually manageable with over-the-counter pain relievers.

No, frenectomy is not limited to infants and children. While it is commonly performed in infancy to address breastfeeding issues, individuals of all ages may benefit from a frenectomy if they experience oral function challenges or discomfort due to tongue-tie or lip-tie.

Recovery times vary but are generally quite short. Most patients can resume normal activities, including breastfeeding (for infants), almost immediately. Minor discomfort may last for a few days, and it is important to follow post-operative care instructions provided by your dentist.

Yes, untreated tongue-tie or lip-tie can potentially lead to oral health issues such as speech difficulties, dental misalignment, and challenges with maintaining oral hygiene. Addressing these conditions through a frenectomy can prevent these complications and improve overall oral health.

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