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The frenectomy procedure has improved a lot over the last few years thanks to the dental laser. It is easier and safer than ever because it is much less invasive, painful, and eliminates the need for sutures. It also reduces or eliminates the risk of infection.
A frenectomy is a surgery used to remove excess frenal tissue in the mouth and is most often performed on children. The surgery often helps stop a speech impediment and makes it easier to chew. Give us a call today to schedule a consultation for a frenectomy surgery.
The Purpose of the Frenectomy
The frenum limits muscle movements and prevents tissue damage and is the small muscular fold that attaches the tissues together. There are two different kinds of frenums, the lingual frenum, and the labial frenum.
The lingual attaches the tongue to the bottom of the mouth while the labial frenum connects the lips to the gums above or below the teeth. Depending on which frenum needs repair, the surgery will be slightly different but the result is the same.
Tips to speed the
- Ice the outside of your mouth
- Rest for 24 to 48 hours post-surgery
- Elevate your head
- Take pain meds as directed
- Eat soft foods until healed
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