Functional Frenuloplasty

What is a Functional Frenuloplasty?

In short, a functional frenuloplasty is a surgical procedure sometimes called a tongue-tie release. It is needed when a child is tongue-tied, meaning that the thin piece of skin beneath the tongue that anchors it to the mouth (the frenum or frenulum) is too short or too far forward, limiting the tongue’s range of motion.

When a child (or an adult) is tongue tied, it can cause oral health issues, make it difficult to eat and swallow, and can even disrupt sleep. To correct this condition, your doctor can perform a functional frenuloplasty to cut the frenum just the right amount so that the tongue will have full range of motion.

The procedure does not take long to perform and has a very high success rate. You will notice an immediate improvement, and once fully healed, your child’s tongue will be able to move freely and naturally, without restriction or pain.

If you have questions about functional frenuloplasty, schedule a consultation with one of our highly trained doctors.

Your trusted frenectomy doctors in South Bend

At TMJ & Sleep Therapy, our doctors are trained to perform safe frenectomies on children.

At the initial consultation, we will examine your child’s tongue and mouth to determine if a frenectomy is indeed the right solution. Then, we will fully explain your child’s treatment plan to you. You will have an opportunity to ask questions, and the doctor will talk to you about all the benefits, and the risks, of a frenectomy for your child. Only once you are completely satisfied with the treatment plan and give your full consent will we schedule your child’s procedure.

Contact us today to schedule a consultation with your child.
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