Middletown Frenectomy Surgery

Tongue & Lip Tie Release

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A safe solution for tongue & lip ties

The frenulum is the tissue that guides the development of a baby’s mouth in the womb. In most children, it recedes before birth, but in about 10% of kids, this tissue remains, connecting tightly different parts of the mouth — like the tongue to the bottom of the mouth, or the lips to the gums.

This can affect your child’s ability to use their mouth, resulting in:

  • Breastfeeding issues in babies
  • Trouble eating or drinking
  • Speech difficulties
  • Misaligned bites

At Acorn Pediatric Dental, Dr. Jason Tesoriero can work with you and your little one to diagnose and treat this problem. He has specialized training in laser frenectomy surgery to treat tongue and lip ties quickly, comfortably, and effectively.

Laser Frenectomy Surgery:

  • $Takes just a few minutes
  • $Minimally invasive
  • $Requires a quick recovery time
  • $It’s highly precise
  • $Allows your child's mouth to develop normally

Does your child need a tongue & lip tie release surgery?

Speech problems
Can’t stick their tongue out
Eats too slowly
Pain or difficulty breastfeeding

Jerry C.

Dr. Jason made my daughter feel very comfortable and as happy as can be. Highly recommend, especially if your child gets nervous or scared about the dentist.

Erin L.

Dr. Jason and the staff are FANTASTIC! I was holding back tears due to being so impressed with his professionalism and friendliness. I’m so grateful to find him and I’m looking forward future appointments.

Jacqueline F.

Dr. Jason is skilled, patient, personable, and put the whole family at ease. When your 5-year-old leaves the dental chair smiling, you know it’s a win!

We are here for you and your little one

We want to help your child develop normally and healthily. Dr. Tesoriero is here to help you fix any oral issues that your child may be experiencing!

Our kind, friendly staff are committed to your child’s needs.

We provide TVs, music, and other distractions to help your child relax.

Dr. Tesoriero has extensive experience performing frenectomy surgeries on children of all ages!

Frequently Asked Questions

Who needs a frenectomy?

At our practice in Middletown, we perform frenectomies on babies who are having feeding problems and older children who have speech problems. However, sometimes adults need them as well. If you think your child may need this procedure, reach out to us so they can get a proper diagnosis and treatment!

How should my child prepare for a frenectomy?

Tongue and lip tie releases require virtually no preparation. You can focus on keeping your child calm so that they don’t become anxious before the procedure. Dr. Tesoriero will administer numbing medication or local anesthesia to make your child feel more at ease during the procedure.

How long does it take to recover from a frenectomy?

Your child may feel some discomfort, similar to a canker sore, for about 24-48 hours. Tylenol may be given during this time. For infants, post-procedure stretches are key to achieving optimal results. These stretches need to be performed multiple times per day for a few weeks. Dr. Tesoriero will outline specific aftercare instructions required for your infant or child.

What happens if I leave this problem untreated?

The biggest problem this causes is trouble breastfeeding. However, depending on the type of frenulum your child has, some studies indicate that it may lead to problems, like:

  • Gingivitis
  • Cavities
  • Jaw pain
  • Difficulty producing certain sounds
  • Inability to widely open the mouth
  • Jaw pain
  • Headaches
  • Lower jaw protrusion


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Middletown NJ, 07748

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