Can I get a frenectomy as an adult?

Can I get a frenectomy as an adult?

Tongue-tie surgery for adults It’s usually never too late to get tongue-tie surgery. However, the sooner tongue-tie is corrected, the fewer possible side effects this condition will likely cause you. The surgery to correct tongue-tie is called a frenectomy. It involves cutting the lingual frenum.

Is frenectomy painful for adults?

Dr. Samadian will first examine your mouth and dental care. He will decide if you are a proper candidate for a labial frenectomy. Not to worry, a labial frenectomy is a quick and pain-free procedure that is done in one visit.

Why would an adult get a frenectomy?

When there’s tightness in the tongue, we almost always find tension in the neck and shoulder muscles as well. Something else that’s interesting; people with tongue ties tend to tilt their head down and forward, which can strain your neck muscles over time. An elective frenectomy can fix these issues almost immediately!

Is frenectomy necessary in adults?

Usually, doctors identify the need for a frenectomy early in life. It commonly creates problems for breastfeeding, triggering the pediatrician to identify the problem. However, as you grow, issues with the frenum could develop and require intervention during adult years.

How much does frenulum surgery cost?

On average, a frenulectomy costs usually costs between $500 to $1,500; however, the cost will vary greatly depending on the clinic where the frenectomy is performed, whether the procedure can be performed in one visit, and whether sedation is used, and if so, what kind.

Does a frenectomy change your smile?

The removal of the frenulum does not cause any adverse effects to the lip and mouth, nor changes in your appearance.

What happens if I don’t get a frenectomy?

Poor Oral Care—if you have a tight or low labial frenum, then you are at risk for developing other oral issues like tooth decay or gingivitis. Lip ties— A lip tie can make breastfeeding for a new baby difficult.

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