A frenuloplasty is a surgical procedure that involves the modification or removal of the lingual frenulum, which is a small fold of tissue that connects the underside of the tongue to the floor of the mouth. A restriction of the lingual frenulum (tongue tie) restricts the movement of the tongue and can lead to a
Most people think of children when they think of tongue ties and frenectomies. About 25% of children have a tongue tie. Likewise about 25% of adults also have a tongue tie. Myofunctional Therapy (Myo). Professional Myofunctional Therapists work with patients to help them change the way they use the muscles in and around their mouths. … Continued
You may have heard the term airway dentistry and not know what it means or why it’s being talked about. It is a relatively new topic that focuses on the structure, function and behaviors of the oral cavity (the bite and palate specifically). These areas are related to breathing, speaking, swallowing, and chewing. Airway dentistry … Continued
Do you want to know more about how Botox is used in dental care? Curious to see if Botox might be right for you and your smile? Don’t hesitate to reach out to us! The team at our Santa Teresa dental office would be happy to set up a one-on-one consultation for you.
The good news about TMJ/TMD is that most people find relief with treatment. Here at our Santa Teresa, NM office, we offer oral appliances that will help you attain that relief.