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Children can be born with a combination of both a tongue tie and / or a lip tie causing restrictions in certain tongue movements.

This can cause a lot of strain on breastfeeding, resulting in the baby finding it difficult to get enough milk supply and can cause airway and digestive issues too. Later on, in some circumstances, as the baby gets older, it can lead to challenges with speech and language, too; all these can generally be resolved by a simple procedure called a Frenectomy.

Frenectomy In 60 Seconds

  • Same-day or next-day treatment after the initial consultation.
  • Procedure takes less than 30 minutes.
  • Minimally invasive techniques using electrosurgical technology.
  • Healing process is generally easy and efficient.
  • 0% finance.*
*Terms and conditions apply. Written quotations are available on request from Wesleyan Bank Limited.
Credit facilities are subject to status and affordability checks and only available to UK residents over the age of 18.

 

Olive Tree Dental in Reading is changing the script when it comes to children’s dentistry. We offer a safe, non-judgmental environment for both parents and their children to obtain stress-free dental care from Dentists that truly care.

Our modern, state-of-the-art practice in Reading offers a calm and nurturing environment that shifts away from the traditional dental setting to make the visit enjoyable for kids and relaxing for parents / carers.

With all Frenectomies, we use minimally invasive Electro surgery using the latest technology from Coltene Whaledent, which is recognised as one of the most effective methods for tongue and lip tie release treatments.

Tongue / Lip Tie in New-borns

Signs to look out for that could mean your new-born needs Frenectomy treatment:

  • New-borns Symptoms.
  • Child hiccups or is choking  / gagging when feeding.
  • Brings up more milk than they hold down.
  • The child can’t seem to hold onto the dummy / pacifier. It just slips off.
  • Show evidence of sucking blisters around or on their lips.
  • Snoring / heavy mouth breathing.
  • Baby constantly seems hungry and never full.

If your newborn experiences 3-4 or more of these symptoms, it is worth seeing one of our Tongue / Lip Tie specialists to evaluate them and assess if they need treatment.

If tongue or lip tie is advised – the procedure will either be carried out on the same or the following day. After the procedure, you will be able to feed your baby (a private area can be arranged if that would make you feel more comfortable). We may recommend that only topical anaesthetic be used during frenectomy since it is a relatively painless procedure.

Mother’s symptoms (if opting for breast-feeding)

  • Blistered or sore nipples.
  • Creased or squashed nipples.
  • Decreased milk supply.
  • Nipple thrush.
  • Baby only seems to want to feed from one particular side.

Tongue / Lip Tie in Children

Signs to look out for that could mean your child needs Frenectomy treatment:

  • Often gets frustrated when trying to communicate with you.
  • Difficulty or delay in speech.
  • Mumbles or makes sounds that are difficult to understand.
  • Sucks their thumb, finger or a dummy for a prolonged period of time, even as they get older.
  • Trouble with eating and finishing an average sized meal.
  • Fussy eater who often doesn’t eat harder textured food or more chewy food like meat.
  • Has difficulty sleeping or is restless even in their sleep.
  • Sleeps with their mouth open.
  • Snores or makes odd breathing noises.
  • Mouth breathing.

If your child experiences 3-4 or more of these symptoms, it is worth seeing one of our Tongue / Lip Tie specialists to assess if they need treatment.

Why our parents love having their children undergo
a frenectomy treatment

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The procedure in its entirety takes under 30 minutes and predominantly no stitches are required.

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Parents often start noticing results within a week post treatment and are thankful that they went through with it.

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Healing process is faster and generally without complications resulting in well healed healthy tissue with less change of relapse (reattachment).

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Our electrical surgical technologies work with electrical impulses, so the procedure is discomfort-free and there is almost no bleeding involved, due to a sophisticated coagulation feature. Most babies and children have a relatively calm procedure.

We offer a full release, as we are confident with our professional dental team, their experience & the qualifications and the training they have had. As a result, we are also confident with the results we will be able to achieve.

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Your Patient Journey

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First Treatment
A thorough clinical assessment and evaluation is conducted. If you are a new mother, you may also be asked questions relevant to your new-born and their feeding habits to be able to advise having a more informed history to be able to advise if a Tongue / Lip (or both) releases would be beneficial.

If the Tongue or Lip Tie is advised this can generally be performed on the same day or the following day depending on what has been mutually agreed.

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Second Treatment
One week after the Frenectomy, you are asked to return to the practice to see us. We carry out a thorough assessment and ask questions like any changes to symptoms previously experienced prior to the procedure was done and changes since the procedure.

Your child’s wound is also checked to ensure it is healing well and that there are no infections. If your child’s initial symptoms were associated with breastfeeding (with regards to newborn treatments), we expect breastfeeding to have improved since the treatment.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Do you use scissors for your Frenectomy treatment?

No, we do not. We want to promote the use of electrosurgical equipment as it offers a safer and faster healing process, so rather than using scissors, we use electrosurgical technologies for all our frenectomies at Olive Tree Dental; the healing properties are better. Furthermore, the electrical impulses sterilise upon touch. Therefore, the risk of infection is minimal, if any.

What does the follow up treatment include?

Generally, 1 week after the Tongue or Lip tie release, you are asked to come back to the practice to see us. We carry out a thorough assessment and ask questions like any changes to symptoms previously experienced prior to the procedure was done and changes since the procedure.
Your child’s wound is also checked to ensure it is healing well and that there are no infections. If your child’s initial symptoms were associated with breastfeeding (with regards to newborn treatments), we expect breastfeeding to have improved since the treatment.

How much is a Frenectomy In Reading?

Please see our fee guide to view detailed costs of Frenectomy at Olive Tree Dental. As an initial indication, our prices start from £195; we believe everyone should have access to successful and effective Frenectomy treatment – that’s why we offer 0% finance* to help you spread the cost of treatment.

If both lip and tongue tie release are required and the treatment is executed on the same day then the additional release will be £99.

The follow up appointment is £49 and you are generally seen within a week of your child having had the treatment carried out.

As we are a member-based practice, we reward patients who prioritise their oral health and hygiene, by offering 10% off treatments, when you become an Olive Tree Dental member, and selecting one of our many affordable plans.

Our prices are set with the following in mind:

  • The high quality of the products and technology used.
  • The extensive skill of our dental professionals and clinical team.
  • The trusted labs we work with to create outstanding dental restorations.
  • The high standard of care that is delivered throughout the patient journey.
  • The types of treatments that are made available.

We cannot comment on what other practices in Reading offer, each practice is different, but we value the trust our patients place in our hands. Rest assured at Olive Tree Dental we treat our patients with the utmost care and our aim is to have you smiling confidently.

*Terms and conditions apply. Written quotations are available on request from Wesleyan Bank Limited.
Credit facilities are subject to status and affordability checks and only available to UK residents over the age of 18.

Please contact us to book a consultation with our experienced Dentists.

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I have been going to olive tree dental now, for about a year and a half. The service is always so friendly and they really help you make the best decision when it comes to your teeth. I have had Invisalign treatment with Patricia, which was exceptional.The regular hygienist appointments and general check ups are also very good, and the parking around the dentist is excellent. I would highly recommend going here.read more
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From the first step through the door it felt far removed from the standard clinical feel of any dentist I had been to previously. Not only are the offices beautifully decorated and the staff welcoming and friendly but the resulting impression from my first appointment was one of confidence instead of fear. Dr Zyada was very thorough in her checks and took the time to go through each and every tooth to explain exactly what needed to be done and why. It makes the return appointment a lot less daunting, thank you. Would definitely recommend Olive Tree Dental.read more
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16:34 10 Nov 22
The team at Olive Tree Dental are great! My dentist was very thorough and took the time to patiently explain her findings and what would be required for future visits. Like most people I don't enjoy going to the dentist, but the team made it as comfortable as possible. The rooms were really clean too!read more
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11:19 08 Nov 22
Discovered this place during Covid after a having dental emergency, was able to get an appointment very quickly, its very easy to get to and never had a problem finding a space in the free parking right next to it. All the staff are very friendly and the dentist goes the extra mile to sort out your dental problems. Being a new practise, The equipment and technology is very up to date and the surroundings are very smart, clean and put you at ease. Would highly recommend.read more
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10:19 03 Nov 22
Olive Tree Dental are a fantastic dental practice. All of their staff are friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. I was given an appointment here with Smile White UK teeth whitening and the dentist was lovely! She was great at advising me in detail how to use the teeth whitening for my teeth, as they are particularly sensitive. I would definitely recommend them.read more
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11:39 28 Oct 22
I went to Olive Tree Dental Clinic few times for teeth cleaning, emergency dental work and consultations. The clinic was very clean and inviting, stuff was very friendly and dentist was very gentle and reassuring. I appreciated the fact that she was communicating with me during the procedures so I wasn’t wondering what’s going on or when it will finish. I’ve been to quite a few dental clinics previously but never felt as valued and welcomed, and never got such high quality dental service. Highly recommend it to anyone and especially to those who feel nervous and anxious when visiting dentist. I feel lucky to live nearby!read more
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19:26 05 Oct 22
I haven’t been to the dentist in a couple of years. Finally got myself round to booking at Olive Tree Dental and they made me feel welcome and comfortable! Everything is lovely and clean, and everyone is extremely friendly! I have to go back for a filling soon and I feel in safe hands!read more
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