3 Questions to Asked Your Dentist about Tongue-Tie Surgery Cost
Beyond Dental and Implant Center offers affordable tongue-tie surgery with our low costs. Know that when you visit our practice, your family’s oral health will be in good hands. Call us today or book an appointment online. We have 2 convenient locations to serve you in Dallas TX, and Fort Worth TX.
Because tongue-tie can be so problematic, affecting an infant’s ability to breastfeed or a child/adult’s ability to eat, maintain oral hygiene, and even speak, it’s important to treat the condition. The best treatment is a relatively simple surgery from a capable dentist, but if it isn’t affordable for a patient or a parent, then this is a significant issue. Let’s take a good look at the procedures themselves, the benefits, and the costs involved so you can make a fully educated decision about how to proceed.
How much does tongue-tie surgery cost?
Tongue-tie, also known as ankyloglossia, is treated with one of two surgical techniques. These techniques are the frenotomy and the frenuloplasty. With a frenotomy, the patient can have anesthesia, but it may not be necessary as there aren’t many nerve endings or blood vessels in the treatment area. This also means the procedure isn’t very painful. It’s also very quick for the patient.
The other technique, the frenuloplasty, can fix more complicated cases of tongue-tie. General anesthesia is necessary and surgical tools and stitches are used. Here at Beyond Dental & Implant Center, this procedure is non-laser-based using sterile scissors and a blunt dissecting method, which allows for faster healing with less scar tissue, and may offer better results than laser surgery.
Depending on the type of surgery technique required as well as the particular provider, tongue-tie surgery can cost several hundred dollars or more, but this cost can be covered by insurance. Also, the surgery might be necessary if it’s affecting a child’s oral development and how he or she receives nutrition and communicates with others.
Is tongue-tie covered by insurance?
Often, insurance providers and plans will cover the cost of a frenotomy or a frenuloplasty. If you’re unsure whether your particular provider or plan would cover the cost of a procedure with us at Beyond Dental & Implant Center, you can give us a call so we can look into it for you. At our clinic, our procedures are affordable for many patients, and we work with most major health insurers to help you cover the costs. We also provide affordable self-pay options for uninsured patients, and we offer in-house financing for patients looking for better financing plans.
How long is recovery from tongue-tie surgery?
At Beyond Dental & Implant Center, we know that your time is worth a lot to you, and that’s why the surgical techniques we use allow for faster healing and less scar tissue than surgical techniques that use lasers. Typically, tongue-tie surgery requires little recovery time. Only a week or two is usually necessary for a patient to make a recovery. We will suggest certain exercises that can help with recovery and help ensure no further treatment is necessary.
Our doctor here at Beyond Dental & Implant Center is Dr. Cory Nguyen DDS, and he is fully capable of performing a tongue-tie surgery. The doctor performs in both the Fort Worth and Dallas areas and can see you either at 9500 Ray White Rd Suite 105 Fort Worth, TX 76244, or at 13655 Preston Rd Suite 100 Dallas, TX 75240. We invite you to call us today for a consultation, or book a consultation with us online. During your consultation, we’ll be able to tell you more about the procedure, its benefits, and the cost you can expect. We hope to hear from you soon here at Beyond Dental & Implant Center! We serve patients from Fort Worth TX, Dallas TX, Cockrell Hill TX, Mesquite TX, Highland Park TX, Forest Hill TX, Saginaw TX, and White Settlement TX.
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