240 S. Hickory Street, Suite 207. Escondido, CA 92025
Phone: 760-746-3663

A tongue tie is a common term used to describe the piece of tissue under the tongue called a lingual frenum that is restricting the tongue in it's ability to move and perform correctly.

A tongue tie can play a role in head and neck tension and pain, headaches, TMD, promote clenching and grinding of the teeth, negatively affect speech, chewing, swallowing and tongue posture, be related to open lip posture, mouth breathing, sleep disorders, contribute to misalignment of the jaws, and lead to malocclusion.

Dr. Kerbs uses an Er:YAG laser to perform lingual frenectomies for his patients that present with a tongue tie.

Dr. Kerbs always works with a myofunctional therapist when preparing a patient for a tongue tie release. Myofunctional therapy will allow for a successful release of the tongue and teach the muscles how to function properly after the tongue has been released.

A lingual frenectomy is a relatively simple procedure with an Er:YAG laser. The laser that Dr. Kerbs uses (Er:YAG laser) is a non-touch, cold laser so the procedure is quick, there is very little bleeding, no sutures are required, the healing time is faster than traditional methods, and there is less post-operative discomfort.

Dr. Kerbs has performed hundreds of lingual frenectomies in his career. He also treats lip ties (labial frenums) and cheek ties (buccal frenums) when these restrictions are presenting problems for his patients.



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Escondido Office
240 S. Hickory Street
Suite 207

Escondido, CA 92025

Phone: 760-746-3663
Fax: 760-746-4069

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Jeffry S. Kerbs, DDS, is an AACD-accredited cosmetic dentist who cares for patients from the communities of North County San Diego, San Marcos, Encinitas, Escondido, Vista, San Elijo Hills and Rancho Bernardo and the surrounding areas. Located at 240 S. Hickory Street, Suite 207 in Escondido, CA 92025. Call: 760-746-3663.