Dr. Gena Schultheis and associates provide tongue tie release surgery, or frenectomy, to improve your oral health and function. This procedure works by removing or modifying connective tissue in your mouth, enabling you to perform daily actions with greater ease. Tongue tie procedures are often performed on infants and young children but may also be recommended for adults. We invite you to call Annapolis Green Dental at 410-224-4500 to learn more about tongue tie release surgery in Annapolis, Maryland, and schedule a consultation with our dentists.

A frenulum is a small fold of tissue that connects one part of your mouth to another. In some cases, we may need to remove or modify a frenulum to improve the function and health of your smile; this type of treatment is called a frenectomy. The two most common types of frenectomy are lingual frenectomy and labial frenectomy. The lingual frenulum connects the bottom of the tongue to the floor of the mouth. If this frenulum is abnormally short or thick, it can result in a condition known as ankyloglossia, or tongue-tie. This often inhibits the patient from chewing, eating and speaking properly. To alleviate these problems, our friendly dentists may recommend a frenectomy. A labial frenectomy is used to remove the frenulum that attaches the top lip to the gums above the front teeth. In some cases, this frenulum can cause recession of the gums, contribute to a gap between the upper front teeth or cause problems for denture wearers.

The frenectomy process is simple and quick. Our dentists can typically complete the removal of a frenulum in just one visit to our office, and we will ensure that you or your child are comfortable during the entire treatment. We will also provide you with detailed care instructions to ensure proper healing. We welcome you to call us today for more information and to schedule your next appointment.

Tongue Tie Release Surgery

Tongue Tie Post-Surgery Guide

Our skilled dentists in Annapolis provide post-op instructions to help you heal and recover following your tongue tie release procedure. Follow these instructions closely, as they are designed to help you regain your oral health and improve your oral function.

Tongue Tie Pre-Surgery Guide

Our dentists at Annapolis Green Dental are ready to help you prepare for your tongue tie release surgery. Follow their instructions and exercises to ensure an easy and effective treatment. Contact us at 410-224-4500 for any further questions.