West Orange Frenectomy Surgery

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Helping your child’s growth and well-being

Also known as tongue tie releases, frenectomies are minor surgeries that can make a significant difference in your child’s health and well-being. These procedures involve the removal of the frenulum, a small fold of tissue that can restrict the movement of the tongue or lips.

This treatment can help improve speech, breastfeeding, and oral function. At Dentistry for Children of West Essex, our experienced dentists work closely with trusted oral surgeons to provide safe and effective frenectomies for your little one.

Curious to know if your child can benefit from a West Orange frenectomy surgery? Schedule a visit today!

Questions about tongue releases

What is a frenectomy?

A frenectomy is a surgical procedure that involves the removal of a small fold of tissue called the frenulum. This tissue can be found beneath the tongue (lingual frenulum) or connecting the upper lip to the upper gum (labial frenulum). The purpose of a frenectomy is to improve the mobility of the tongue or lips, as a restricted frenulum can lead to issues with speech, feeding, or overall oral function.

Does my child need a frenectomy?

If your child experiences specific issues related to the lingual or labial frenulum, one of our pediatric dentists may recommend a West Orange frenectomy surgery. Common concerns include difficulties with breastfeeding, speech problems, limited tongue or lip movement, or when these conditions contribute to oral health problems (like cavities or gum issues).

Are frenectomies painful?

Don’t worry – Frenectomies are typically performed using local anesthesia, ensuring that your child feels minimal discomfort. After the procedure, your little one may experience some mild discomfort or soreness for a short period, but this can often be managed with over-the-counter medication.

How long does the frenectomy procedure take?

The duration of a West Orange frenectomy surgery is relatively short, typically lasting only a few minutes to half an hour, depending on the complexity of the case and the specific area being treated.

Caring for your child’s smile and well-being

At Dentistry for Children of West Essex, we believe in a preventive approach to dental care. We understand that children may feel anxious about their treatments, so we explain them in a fun and friendly language.

We also provide recommendations to you as a parent to help you take care of your child’s oral health at home. Together, we can ensure your child’s smile shines brightly today and in the future!

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Are frenectomies covered by my insurance?

Frenectomies are covered by many insurance plans. Want to find out if it’s included in yours? Our team will gladly help you get all the information you need and outline a clear estimate of costs.

Our payment options include CareCredit, credit cards, checks, and cash.

*Dr. Persily, our orthodontist, does not participate in Aetna or Cigna.

Stories That Make Us Smile


“Dr. Iva Leroy was very thorough and attentive to my daughter. She also gave me much insightful information on how I can improve my child’s oral care.”

– Shari G.

Why your child will love us

We understand that a trip to the dentist can sometimes feel scary for kids. That’s why we’ve created an enjoyable and comfy environment at Dentistry for Children of West Essex.

Our team loves giving gentle, one-on-one care that motivates our young patients to enjoy their dental visits. Our friendly dentists will guide you and your child through every step and listen to your concerns, ensuring you feel heard and safe.

Let’s put a smile on your child’s face together!

New to our practice?

  1. To schedule a visit, please call (973) 731-2468.
  2. Our team will notify you if there is anything you should bring.
  3. Prepare to have a good time at the dentist with us!


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Sat: 9:00am-2:00pm
Sun: Closed

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