We offer evaluation and treatment of buccal, lingual, and labial frenectomies. Some infants may have difficulty latching due to strong labial or lingual frenums. This can be heard by clicks when feeding or observed by long and frequent feeding sessions where a child may fall asleep.
It is important that when deciding on a frenectomy procedure, we have a team-based approach with the pediatrician and lactation consultant as infant feeding is a complex function that will require patience and practice even after a frenectomy procedure with the help of lactation experts. In older children, speech and recession are sometimes due to significant labial, buccal, or lingual frenums. This can be evaluated at the dental office or referred to by a speech pathologist.