What is tongue tie release?

Tongue tie release is a surgical procedure done to correct tongue tie, also known as ankyloglossia, a condition that restricts the tongue’s range of motion. 

When an individual has tongue tie, he or she may have difficulty sticking out his or her tongue as there is an unusually short, thick or tight tissue (called the lingual frenulum) that tethers the bottom of the tongue’s tip to the floor of the mouth. Having a tongue tie can also affect the way you eat, speak or swallow.

Why do you need tongue tie release?

Tongue tie release is often performed on babies or children. If your baby has trouble breast-feeding due to tongue tie, or if evaluation by a speech pathologist shows your child’s speech would be affected by tongue tie, or if your child faces difficulties eating, then a tongue tie release procedure may be deemed necessary.

What can you expect when undergoing tongue tie release?

During Tongue Tie Release

Tongue tie release, also known as tongue tie division or frenotomy, is done either with or without anesthesia. The lingual frenulum is snipped free with a pair of sterile scissors, and as there are very few nerve endings in the frenulum, the procedure is relatively quick and painless. 

If the lingual frenulum is too thick for a frenotomy, a more extensive procedure called a frenuloplasty may be performed. A frenuloplasty is done under general anesthesia. After the lingual frenulum is snipped free, the wound is then closed with absorbable sutures.

After Tongue Tie Release

After a frenotomy, the baby can start breastfeeding immediately.

After a frenuloplasty, tongue exercises might be recommended to enhance tongue movement and reduce the potential for scarring.

Why choose Novena Surgery for tongue tie release?

Doctors who choose to perform tongue tie release at Novena Surgery will perform the procedure in one of four modular operating theaters with cable-less pendant systems, allowing doctors to operate free of stray wiring obstruction.

Post-procedure, patients can choose to recover in one of Novena Surgery’s comfortable private suites, or in our 12-bed recovery unit under the care of well-trained nursing staff.

Waiting times are also shortened as patients need only turn up half-an-hour before their surgery, and be checked into the ward within 10 minutes of arrival. 

Patients’ companions have the option of patronising Velocity, Square and Square 2 shopping malls that are seamlessly integrated with Novena Medical Centre, the building housing Novena Surgery.

I want to undergo tongue tie release in Novena Surgery but I do not have a dentist in mind yet.

This list consists of dentists who commonly perform tongue tie release at Novena Surgery – contact us at +65-6254 9331 or admin@novenasurgery.com.sg and we will help you book a consultation appointment with a dentist from the list.

Name of DentistName of Dental ClinicDental Clinic AddressDental Clinic Opening Hours
Dr Clement LyeWinston Tan Oral Maxillofacial Surgery38 Irrawaddy Road, #11-43/44/45/46, Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre, Singapore 329563Monday to Friday: 9:00am to 5:30pm
Saturday: 9:00am to 12:30pm
Sun & Public Holiday: Closed
Dr Janice WuAshford Dental Centre215 Upper Thomson Rd,
Thomson Ridge, Singapore 574349
Mon – Fri: 9 AM to 9 PM
Sat & Sun: 9 AM to 6 PM
Dr Terry TeoTP DentalThe Penthouse, 391B Orchard Road, #26-01, Ngee Ann City Tower B, Singapore 238874
MON – FRI: 8:30AM – 7:00PM
SAT: 8:00AM – 5:00PM
SUN & PH: 9:30AM – 1:00PM
Dr Aidan YeoThomson Dental Centre#07-08/16-19, Novena Specialist Centre, 8 Sinaran Drive, Singapore 307470Monday to Friday: 9:00am to 6:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am to 1:00pm
Sun & Public Holiday: Closed
Dr Ong Yean SzeKids Dental WorldMount Elizabeth Novena Hospital
38 Irrawaddy Road, #08-33, Singapore 329563
Monday to Friday: 9:00am to 5:30pm
Saturday: 9:00am to 1:30pm
Sun & Public Holiday: Closed
Dr Justine LimPetite Smiles Children’s Dental Clinic10 Sinaran Drive, #11-18 Novena Medical Center, Singapore 307506Monday to Friday: 9:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am to 2:00pm
Sun & Public Holiday: Closed
Dr Ng Jing JingPetite Smiles Children’s Dental Clinic10 Sinaran Drive, #11-18 Novena Medical Center, Singapore 307506Monday to Friday: 9:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am to 2:00pm
Sun & Public Holiday: Closed
Dr Ng Chee HonOral Maxillofacial & Implant Clinic (OMIC)Royal Square Medical Centre 101 Irrawaddy Road, #11-04 Royal Square Medical Centre, Singapore 329565Monday to Friday: 9:00am to 8:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am to 1:00pm
Sun & Public Holiday: Closed
Dr Winston TanWinston Tan Oral Maxillofacial Surgery38 Irrawaddy Road, #11-43/44/45/46, Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre, Singapore 329563Monday to Friday: 9:00am to 5:30pm
Saturday: 9:00am to 12:30pm
Sun & Public Holiday: Closed
Dr Tong Huei JinnPetite Smiles Children’s Dental Clinic10 Sinaran Drive, #11-18 Novena Medical Center, Singapore 307506Monday to Friday: 9:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am to 2:00pm
Sun & Public Holiday: Closed
Dr David LimPetite Smiles Children’s Dental Clinic10 Sinaran Drive, #11-18 Novena Medical Center, Singapore 307506Monday to Friday: 9:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am to 2:00pm
Sun & Public Holiday: Closed
Dr Md Badrun NafisQ&M Dental Group238 Thomson Road #02-47
Novena Square, Singapore 307683
Monday to Friday: 9:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am to 1:00pm
Sun & Public Holiday: Closed
Dr Nicole Ann LeeAn Dental ClinicInternational Building (Next to Lido)
360 Orchard Road #03-06/07, Singapore 238869
Monday to Friday: 9:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am to 1:00pm
Sun & Public Holiday: Closed
Dr Toh Siew LuanThomson Dental Centre#07-08/16-19, Novena Specialist Centre, 8 Sinaran Drive, Singapore 307470Monday to Friday: 9:00am to 6:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am to 1:00pm
Sun & Public Holiday: Closed
Dr Swati KapilaGPA Dentalcare & GPA Centre For Dentistry101 Thomson Road, #01-96 to 99, United Square, Singapore 3075919am to 8pm (Monday and Thursday)

9pm to 9pm (Tuesday and Wednesday)

9am to 6pm (Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays)
Dr Andrew OwAOMF Surgery101 Irrawaddy Rd, #10-09 Royal Square At Novena, Singapore 329565Monday to Friday: 9:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am to 12:30pm
Sun & Public Holiday: Closed
Dr Mohamed ShafiqQ & M Dental Centre180 Kitchener Road #B1 – 13 / 14 City Square Mall, Singapore 208539Monday to Saturday: 9:00am to 9:00pm
Sun: 9:00am to 8:00pm
Dr Tabitha ChngMy First Dentist  – Paediatric Specialist101 Irrawaddy Road, #10-07, Royal Square Medical Centre, Singapore 329565Monday to Friday: 9:00am to 5:30pm
Saturday: 8:30am to 12:30pm
Sun & Public Holiday: Closed
Dr Samintharaj KumarNuffield Dental Jewel05-01, Wheelock Place, 501 Orchard Rd, Singapore 238880Monday to Friday: 9:00am to 6:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am to 12:30pm
Sun & Public Holiday: Closed
Dr Pauline LeeMy First Dentist  – Paediatric Specialist101 Irrawaddy Road, #10-07, Royal Square Medical Centre, Singapore 329565Monday to Friday: 9:00am to 5:30pm
Saturday: 8:30am to 12:30pm
Sun & Public Holiday: Closed
Dr Yong Loong TeeTP DentalThe Penthouse, 391B Orchard Road, #26-01, Ngee Ann City Tower B, Singapore 238874MON – FRI: 8:30AM – 7:00PM
SAT: 8:00AM – 5:00PM
SUN & PH: 9:30AM – 1:00PM
Dr Jovena ChanMy Little Teeth Children’s Dental ClinicLucky Plaza, 304 Orchard Rd, #05-52, Singapore 238863Monday to Friday: 9:00am to 5:30pm
Saturday: 9:00am to 2:00pm
Sun & Public Holiday: Closed
Dr Ong Teng SinARKIDENTAL1 Kim Seng Promenade, #03-123 Great World, Singapore 237994Monday to Friday: 9:00am to 9:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am to 6:00pm
Sun & Public Holiday: Closed
Dr Eric LyeThe Oral Maxillofacial Practice38 Irrawaddy Road, Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre, #11-55/56, Singapore 329563Monday to Friday: 9:00am to 5:30pm
Saturday: 9:00am to 12:30pm
Sun & Public Holiday: Closed
Dr Serena Yu BerthelsenCluny Court Family Dental – Paediatric Dentist501 Bukit Timah Rd, #02-18 Cluny Court, Singapore 259760Monday to Saturday: 10:00am to 7:00pm
Sun: 10:00am to 3:00pm
Dr Debbie HongSpecialist Oral Surgeons6 Napier Road #07-17
Gleneagles Medical Centre, Singapore 258499
Monday to Friday: 9:00am to 5:30pm
Saturday: 9:00am to 12:30pm
Sun & Public Holiday: Closed
Dr Juliet TayThe Implant and Oral Surgery Centre (IOSC)10 Sinaran Dr, #11-25/26, Singapore 307506Monday to Friday: 8:30am to 5:30pm
Saturday: 9:00am to 1:00pm
Sun & Public Holiday: Closed