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WHAT IS A FRENECTOMY?

A frenulum is a piece of tissue that prevents an organ from moving. There is a frenulum that attaches your upper lip to the gums, while another connects the lower lip to the gums. A frenulum that is too short or thick, will cause problems in speech patterns and tooth misalignment. In infants, a shortened frenulum underneath the tongue will inhibit breastfeeding. When the frenulum disrupts movement, growth, or development, corrective action is necessary to resolve the situation. When this occurs, a frenectomy is needed.

A frenectomy is a minor surgical procedure that is performed in your dentist’s office. It can be performed with either a scalpel or laser and takes less than 15 minutes. Using a laser causes very little bleeding and does not require stitches. A laser also results in less postoperative discomfort and a shorter healing time.

Young children and infants are put under general anesthesia for the procedure and adults have the procedure performed using local anesthesia. If your child needs a frenectomy, there is nothing to worry about. The procedure is very successful and causes minimal discomfort.

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Address: 1414 Green Oak Terrace Court
Suite 400
Kingwood, TX 77339

Phone: (281) 359-1011

Email: Office@KingwoodDentalSpecialists.com

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  • Monday - 8:30 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
  • Tuesday - 8:30 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
  • Wednesday - 8:30 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
  • Thursday - 8:30 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
  • Friday - 8:30 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.
  • Saturday - Closed
  • Sunday - Closed