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What is the lingual frenectomy procedure like?

What is the lingual frenectomy procedure like?

Frenulectomy: Hello. A lingual frenulectomy may be performed in a few different ways. Flaps can be developed to perform the procedure or just a simple clamp and snip of the membranous tissue with a sterile scissors. As your doctor to describe his/her technique and make sure you are comfortable that all your questions and concerns have been addressed before you sign consent. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Dale Tylor
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Frenectomy (Definition)

The suffix "ectomy" means removal. A fenumectomy is the removal of part of the frenum. The labial frenum is the muscle on the inner part of the upper lip. The lingual frenum is the muscle that attaches the under part of the tongue to the bone in the ...Read more


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How much does lingual frenectomy cost?

How much does lingual frenectomy cost?

Variable: Cost for lingual frenectomy depends on the techniques involved, if soft tissue laser is utilized, your location and the experience of the dentist. Usually between 600-1000. ...Read more

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Who normally performs a lingual frenectomy?

DDS and DMD: The DDS and DMD practitioners (dentists) who normally perform frenectomy on patients of any age. ...Read more

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How will I look after my lingual frenectomy?

How will I look after my lingual frenectomy?

Frenectomy: You will look the same... Just wil be able to do more fun things with your tongue. ...Read more

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How do I know if I can get a lingual frenectomy?

Ask your dentist: Anyone can get a lingual frenectomy. The more important question is do you need to have a lingual frenectomy? ...Read more

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I'm having a lingual frenectomy in a week. Can anyone give me advice?

I'm having a lingual frenectomy in a week. Can anyone give me advice?

Frenectomy: It is a quick and easy procedure for which you will be numb and not feel anything. If you have any other specific questions, you should ask your dentist prior to the procedure. ...Read more

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How much would a Lingual Frenectomy Cost with out insurance? This is for me, im 25 years old.

How much would a Lingual Frenectomy Cost with out insurance? This is for me, im 25 years old.

Variable: From another answer here on HealthTap: Cost depends upon the methods used and experience of the doctor but usually costs between $600-1000. ...Read more

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Lingual frenectomy surgery. What is involved?

Lingual frenectomy surgery. What is involved?

Not much: Assuming the surgery is for tongue-tie (ankyloglossia), the surgery is pretty straight forward. In adults, the procedure can be done in clinic but in kids, the surgery is done in the or. It involves cutting the frenulum to free up the tongue and then several absorbable stitches. You would need a soft diet for 1-2 weeks and the pain is tolerable enough where most adults will need non-narcotics. ...Read more

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Are there nerves or tendons that cannot be cut during a lingual frenectomy? How far back can the lingual frenelum be cut without issues?

Are there nerves or tendons that cannot be cut during a lingual frenectomy? How far back can the lingual frenelum be cut without issues?

Lingual frenectomy: Cutting nerves or tendons is unlikely during the surgical procedure known as a lingual frenectomy if done by a skilled surgeon. Any surgery has risks but that procedure is generally simple and with minimal risks. Discuss with your own surgeon. ...Read more

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Can lingual frenectomy correct a tied tongue?

Can lingual frenectomy correct a tied tongue?

Yes: An oral surgeon, periodontist, and a general dentist all can perform a frenectomy. If you go to a clinician that has a laser, the healing of the frenectomy is much quicker. Ask your clinician as to whether they have a soft tissue laser with which they can perform this procedure. ...Read more

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How effective is having a lingual frenectomy to correct a tied tongue?

How effective is having a lingual frenectomy to correct a tied tongue?

Very effective: If the frenum is the problem, the procedure can work extremely well for increasing range of motion. The procedure tends to be fairly short and the results are almost immediate. ...Read more

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My question is about lingual frenectomy (laser). I am having problems with my tongue when kissing. How much does this usually lengthen the tongue?

My question is about lingual frenectomy (laser). I am having problems with my tongue when kissing. How much does this usually lengthen the tongue?

It depends: Sometimes a frenectomy will make a huge difference in your ability to move and extend your tongue. This will depend on where the attached tissue is on the tongue. Laser surgery is a great way to release this excessive tissue attachment. Healing is usually fast. ...Read more

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I got lingual frenectomy done from the bottom, behind my bottom teeth, and it's been 4 days and frenulum hurts and looks white and shrunk. Is it ok?

Sounds typical: That is likely a typical course. For pain, you can try oragel or a similar dental numbing gel and ibuprofen. You can massage under your tongue with a moistened napkin. Expect that white/yellow area to slough off and for everything to look much more normal in the next 1-2 weeks. If it doesn't seem right, call your doctor to see what they say. ...Read more

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Can I get a lingual frenectomy while having wisdom teeth?

Can I get a lingual frenectomy while having wisdom teeth?

Ask your Dr: I see no reason not to do both if your doctor is up for it. I find it a bit unusual for anyone old enough to have wisdom teeth to consider this procedure (usually done in infancy). Some find it cosmeticly bothersome to have limited tongue protrusion, but if your speach is clear I wouldn't put it on a list of must haves. ...Read more

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My lingual frenectomy was done by cutting part of the flesh off the bone behind my bottom teeth instead of frenulum itself. Is that a normal method?

My lingual frenectomy was done by cutting part of the flesh off the bone behind my bottom teeth instead of frenulum itself. Is that a normal method?

Yes: The true attachment for the tongue is huge. A frenectomy will look gruesome for a while. Any oral surgeon who performed such a procedure will require you to return for a post operative evaluation. Discuss your concerns with them at your follow-up appointment.
Provided that there was no infection or complications i'd expect 1mm of healing per day. ...Read more

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Started orthod. Got opposite opinions from 2 Orofacial Myologits (OM) if I need lingual frenectomy. ENT/DDS/OM, which one is best spec. To consult?

Started orthod. Got opposite opinions from 2 Orofacial Myologits (OM) if I need lingual frenectomy. ENT/DDS/OM, which one is best spec. To consult?

Oral Surgeon: See the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon for the consultation. They probably do the most frenectomies of them all. You need to know why this is an advantage for you. Unless you are 1. putting too much pressure on the tissue behind the front teeth, or 2. having difficulty speaking, or 3. injuring the tissue under the tongue while sticking your tongue out for kissing, etc. Then why the recommendation. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get a lingual frenectomy during wisdom teeth extraction?

Is it possible to get a lingual frenectomy during wisdom teeth extraction?

Yes: Most if not all oral surgeons have the skill to perform a lingual frenectomy during wisdom tooth extraction. Talk to your surgeon about the procedure to see if it's right for you to do with the extractions. ...Read more

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4yr old son has tongue tie, speech delay & gap in lower front teeth. Dentist recommends lingual frenectomy. Will this help?

4yr old son has tongue tie, speech delay & gap in lower front teeth. Dentist recommends lingual frenectomy. Will this help?

Maby: Most speech and language specialists will do an oral motor exam as part of their evaluation. If the tip if the child's tongue can easily reach the sites within the mouth needed to form the letters a frenulotomy may not help. If you haven't had a speech evaluation done, I would do so. The therapist can help you decide to proceed with the procedure if they feel it would be helpful. ...Read more

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How can a frenectomy procedure work?

How can a frenectomy procedure work?

Simple to do: Generally, in young babies this is done with a snip in clinic under local anesthetic.

In older babies and young children it is done in the operating room with anesthetic gas and a snip, possibly with melting sutures.

In teens and adults, it can often be done in clinic with some numbing medicine and a snip. I'd put a few melting stitches as well. They can return to school/work right after. ...Read more

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Labial frenectomy daughter is 20 years old there is no gap between her front teeth is this procedure necessary?

Labial frenectomy daughter is 20 years old there is no gap between her front teeth is this procedure necessary?

Periodontist: If at twenty there is no space between the teeth, there is no orthodontic reason to have the procedure. If the pull of the muscle tissue is causing recession of the gum tissue then a periodontist should be consulted, and if they feel it is in the best interest of the patient: they should do it. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: frenectomy?

What is the definition or description of: frenectomy?

Removal: The suffix "ectomy" means removal. A fenumectomy is the removal of part of the frenum. The labial frenum is the muscle on the inner part of the upper lip. The lingual frenum is the muscle that attaches the under part of the tongue to the bone in the front of the mouth. ...Read more

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Could my frenulum grow back after frenectomy?

Could my frenulum grow back after frenectomy?

No: As dr sandler said, not if done properly. What happens, however, is you get scar tissue in the surgical site that can interfere with tooth movement. For that reason orthodontists will first close the space between the front teeth before having the general dentist, periodontist, or oral surgeon recontour the connective tissue that comprises the frenum. ...Read more

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Do all frenectomies require the use of sutures?

Do all frenectomies require the use of sutures?

Frenulectomy: I like to use the absorbable sutures i. Order to ensure that the cut edges do not bleed. There is usually a small vessel that sits in the edge of the mucosa. Usually this procedure is done on young kids and the child and the young parents would get terrified if there was any bleeding post op. Plus the area heals better and faster with sutures. Good luck! Hope that helped. ...Read more

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What is the normal recovery time for a labial frenectomy?

What is the normal recovery time for a labial frenectomy?

Recovery time?: This varies. What do you mean by recovery? No more discomfort or complete healing? Up to a week for the discomfort and perhaps 2-3 weeks for complete healing of the wound. ...Read more

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I just had a frenectomy and fiberotomy. Will the space close up?

No: The frenectomy and fiberotomy are often performed to help in the closure of a diastema (space between the teeth), and are usually done in conjunction with some type of orthodontic movement of the teeth to close the space. ...Read more

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I just had a frenectomy and fiberotomy. When will the space close?

I just had a frenectomy and fiberotomy. When will the space close?

As force is applied: I must assume that you are also having concurrent orthodontic treatment with braces or clear aligners. The space will not likely spontaneously close - some type of orthodontic force will be required. Depending upon the size of your diastema or space, it can typically be closed within weeks. ...Read more

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Now I decide to do frenectomy thanks for all doctors who helped me and specially thanks to dr BASSMAN :)?

Now I decide to do frenectomy thanks for all doctors who helped me and specially thanks to dr BASSMAN :)?

Thanks to you: Thanks to you for your kind words for all the HealthTap Dr.'s. Good luck with the procedure and keep in touch with HealthTap. ...Read more

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What issues can arise from tongue frenectomy?

Frenectomy: The most common complications are: bruising, swelling and bleeding. The typical lingual frenectomy recovery time is about 7-10 days for most people. ...Read more

Dr. Steven Griggs
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Lingual (Definition)

It is near the tongue. So a tooth surface that is on the tongue side is called lingual a surface. In ...Read more