In about 4% of infants, a condition called “tongue-tie” or “lip-tie” can occur, which our pediatric dentist, Dr. Andrea VanCleave, may then recommend a frenectomy to fix. The condition is the result of too-thick tissue either under the top lip or the tongue. A frenectomy is a quick procedure, only lasting about 15 minutes, but can help free the area for movement and prevent misalignment of the teeth. Olympia Pediatric Dentistry can perform frenectomy in Olympia, Washington, so please give us a call at 360-352-3515.