After Care

Frenectomy After Care Instructions

What is a Frenectomy?

A frenectomy or is a procedure used to correct a congenital condition in which the lingual (tongue) or labial (upper lip) frenulum or buccal (cheek) is too tight, causing restrictions in movement that can cause significant difficulty with breastfeeding, and in some instances, other health problems like speech difficulties, digestive issues, transferring to solid foods, and sleep apnea.  When it affects the lingual frenum, this condition is commonly called a tongue tie (the medical term is ankyloglossia).

After-Care Instructions and Information

In general, the procedure is well tolerated by children and healing is quick.  We take every measure possible to minimize any discomfort and anxiety during the procedure.  Once the laser tongue-tie or lip-tie correction is complete, typically only Tylenol is needed for mild pain or discomfort.

To help parents understand what to expect after our laser frenectomy, please click to read our post-op care guides below.  Feel free to download the PDF version to keep on your fridge.

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The TOT Spot is a tethered oral tissues treatment center in Simpsonville, SC located within the Greenville metro area. Led by Dr. Ann Bynum, the center focuses on properly diagnosing tongue & lip ties and providing
CO2 laser surgery to quickly and painlessly release ties. Our practice serves patients throughout the Greenville, South Carolina area, as well as Atlanta, Asheville, and other areas of SC, NC, and GA.

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