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Lingual Frenectomy Procedure
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
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
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
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?
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
My question is about lingual frenectomy (laser). I am having problems with my tongue when kissing. How much does this usually lengthen the tongue?
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
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
I had lingual frenectomy what is the normal healing time for this its been 3 and a half days and I still can't talk well or eat any solid foods.
It takes about two..: Weeks for complete healing in the mouth. ...Read more
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?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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