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Ballantyne: 704-703-2177
Fort Mill: 803-887-2319


Does Your Child’s Tongue or Lip Seem Restricted?

Frenectomy is a quick surgical procedure that involves the removal of a frenulum, which is a band of muscle that connects the lip, cheek, or tongue to the underlying gum tissue. This procedure is often used to treat tongue-tie, which occurs when the frenulum is too tight and causes difficulty with speech or eating. It can also be used to treat lip-tie, which occurs when the frenum becomes too tight and prevents proper lip closure.

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Our Method of Releasing Your Child’s Tongue or Lip Tie

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Frenectomies at our office are performed using our Solea Laser. Laser frenectomies offer the advantage of reduced bleeding and swelling. The procedure is usually quick and painless and most patients experience only minimal discomfort. The recovery time for a frenectomy is usually short and most patients can resume normal activities within a few days. The healing process may take several weeks, however, and the doctor may recommend specific post-operative instructions such as avoiding certain foods and using a special mouthwash.

It is important for your child to have a tongue and or lip tie released in the occurrence that they have one. Their lives can be significantly impacted if this condition is left alone. Schedule your child’s frenectomy. 


Charlotte, North Carolina

704-703-2177 (Click To Dial)

17214 Lancaster Hwy #301; Charlotte, NC 28277

Working Hours

Monday : 8:00am-4:00pm

Tuesday : 8:30am-4:30pm

Wednesday : 8:30am-4:30pm

Thursday : 9:00am-5:00pm

Fort Mill, South Carolina

803-887-2319 (Click To Dial)

130 Ben Casey Drive Suite 105 Fort Mill, SC 29708

Working Hours

Monday : 8:30am-4:30pm

Tuesday : 8:00am-4:00pm

Wednesday : 8:00am-4:00pm

Thursday : 9:00am-5:00pm