A frenectomy is the process in which a frenum is removed. An oral frenectomy surgery usually involves either surgical scissors or a scalpel. The procedure does differ depending on the age of the patient. For babies less than 12 weeks old, usually a scalpel will be used. Once the surgery has been performed the infant will be able to start breastfeeding almost immediately. For children and adults, the process will require stitches and a healing period of roughly 3 weeks.
If you’re concerned about a possible lip-tie or tongue-tie in your child, contact us at Specialist Kids Dentist and schedule an appointment or visit us at our Liverpool or Summer Hill clinic. We’d be more than happy to answer your questions and together, we’ll determine the best way to move forward!