Dr. Wendy Willoughby and Dr. Teresa Bare offer frenectomies to improve your oral health and function. This simple treatment releases tongue- and lip-ties so that you can eat and speak properly, improving your health as well as your quality of life.
A frenulum is a small tissue connecting one part of your mouth to another. For example, the lingual frenulum connects your tongue to the floor of your mouth. When this tissue is too short or too thick it results in a condition called ankyloglossia, or a tongue-tie. This can prevent you from chewing, eating and speaking properly. A frenectomy removes the connecting tissue, allowing proper tongue movement and promoting correct oral functions.
Our dentists may also recommend a frenectomy to release a lip-tie, which occurs when the frenulum attached to the top lip and gums above the teeth is too thick or short. This type of tie can contribute to gum recession, gapped teeth and problems for denture wearers, making a frenectomy key to promoting long-term oral health and function.
Your frenectomy can be completed quickly and comfortably in a single visit to our office. Our dentists will discuss the procedure with you, and we will take care to ensure that you remain comfortable throughout the entire procedure. Afterwards we will also provide you with post-op care instructions to help you recover.
To find out more about frenectomies in Asheville, North Carolina, and schedule your consultation with our experienced dentists, call Chestnut Family Dentistry today at 828-255-0936.