Tongue Tie

What is a Tongue Tie?

A Tongue-tie happens when the tissue that attaches the tongue to the bottom of the mouth is too short. This may limit the movement of the tongue and affect speech.

A frenectomy is the small surgical procedure to treat a tongue tie.

Labial Frenum

The labial frenum can cause a large gap between the upper front teeth. The permanent teeth growing closer together or braces can close the gap, but the removal of the labial frenum may be necessary if the gap re-opens. This is called a Labial Frenectomy.

How is this carried out?

Both of these procedures can be carried out with Local Anaesthetic. The consideration of Sedation or General Anaesthetic maybe required.

Pain-free, fear-free Frenectomy for Nervous Patients

At the Parkway we take the concerns of nervous patients – and those who suffer from fear of the dentist –extremely seriously. A frenectomy may be a straightforward form of dental treatment, but the anxiety which it can provoke in many patients is very real. We offer nervous and phobic patients the option of Local Anaesthesia, Sedation dentistry or General Anaesthetic for all dental procedures, depending on suitability.

What’s the cost?

  • Consultation – £180
  • Treatment starting from – £290

Who Will Treat Me?

Dr Julian Campbell
Specialist in Oral Surgery & Dental Surgeon
Dr Julian Campbell has worked in the NHS and Private Dentistry since he qualified in 1973. He has owned his own Practice and is a Specialist in Oral Surgery ...
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David W Patton
Consultant Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon
Mr David Patton, formerly the Senior Consultant and Honorary Senior Lecturer in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at Morriston Hospital in Swansea, has over 25 years’ experience as a Consultant. ...
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Simon C. Hodder
Consultant Oral, Maxillofacial & Head & Neck surgeon
Mr Simon Hodder is a Consultant in Maxillofacial Surgery at Morriston Hospital in Swansea. He is currently the Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University Hospital of Wales, the Senior ...
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Keith C. Silvester
Consultant oral & maxillofacial surgeon
Mr Keith Silvester is a Consultant Maxillofacial Surgeon at Morriston Hospital and is the nominated Clinical Lead for Oral Surgery at Parkway. He is currently Chairman of the Swansea ...
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David Drake
Consultant Cleft & Maxillofacial Surgeon
GDC No: 64848 ...
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Ketan Shah
Consultant Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon
Mr. Ketan Shah is a Consultant Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon at Morriston Hospital, Swansea. He has a special interest in cancers involving the mouth and jaws and skin of ...
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