Instructions Following Frenectomy and Frenuloplasty


Patients can expect some mild swelling, pain and/or discomfort as a normal process of wound healing. Generally, this is fairly mild and can be controlled with over-the-counter pain medications. Possible (but very rare) complications of frenuloplasty may include anesthesia complications, bleeding, pain, numbness, voice and swallowing changes, infection, injury to adjacent structures and scarring. You will be required to begin myofunctional therapy one week after the procedure. Your myofunctional therapist will help guide you and which exercises at this point will help you to continue to heal within the next 4 weeks following the frenuloplasty.