Tied Tongue Repair

A frenulum is a small tissue fold that connects one part of your mouth to the other. Your lingual frenulum connects the bottom of your tongue to the bottom of your mouth. In the event that it is abnormally thick or short, a condition such as ankyloglossia, commonly known as a tied tongue, may be present. 

You can also have problems with your labial frenum, which is the frenulum that joins your upper lip to the gums/jaw. If this is too tight, it can induce gum recession and expanded spacing between the teeth, which can cause pain and other continuous dental problems.

If you or your child has a tied tongue or recessing gums, Dr. Amin Samadian and his team in San Francisco can perform a frenectomy to help restore the ability to bite, chew, and speak properly while preventing future dental complications.

What is a frenectomy?

The goal of a frenectomy is to take out or modify a frenulum to enhance your oral health. During a lingual frenum repair, Dr. Amin Samadian and his team remove excess tissue from the lingual frenum so your tongue can move more freely.

Reasons for frenectomy

A tied tongue can restrain your tongue and make it very difficult to move it, causing pain and discomfort, speech difficulties, receding gums, tongue thrust, and bite misalignment. Dr. Samadian and his team will complete a thorough exam of the whole mouth to provide an advanced diagnosis of exactly what’s happening and establish a plan for treatment. If you or your child has a tied tongue, Dr. Amin Samadian and his highly trained staff may recommend a lingual frenectomy to resolve these issues.

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Take the first step to a healthier smile by scheduling an appointment with Dr. Amin Samadian and his highly trained staff at his San Francisco office.

Our office located in San Francisco can complete most services in a single day using our in-house lab, and we offer zero & low-interest financing options for all treatments. Schedule an appointment today using the form below.

What does a frenectomy involve?

Fortunately, a frenectomy is a straightforward treatment that can be completed in just one office visit. First, Dr. Amin Samadian and his team will inspect your or your child’s mouth to determine how severe the problem is. Then, he’ll use scissors or a laser to separate a small section of the restrictive frenum

Is a frenectomy painful?

Since Dr. Amin Samadian and his team will anesthetize the area around the frenum and the tongue before your treatment, you should not experience any pain or discomfort.

What results will I see?

After tied tongue repair, you or your child will experience a freely moving tongue and be able to properly bite, eat, and speak with no issues.

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