Laser Technology Produces Faster, Easier Frenectomies
For some people, the frenulum between the two front teeth and gums is too short to the point of getting in the way of speaking, eating or aesthetics. Cutting and/or complete removal of this flap of tissue is called a frenectomy, and is a quick, comfortable experience thanks to the use of high-tech lasers. At our office, frenectomies are commonly done and are an uncomplicated process.
Why Oral Frenectomies May Be Necessary
An infant cannot effectively feed, leading to potential for malnourishment or dehydration.
Gum recession is beginning above the two front teeth due to the stress caused by inadequate frenulum tissue.
A space may develop between the two front teeth, causing a gap and potential crowding.
It is impossible to close the mouth or if breathing is effected by the frenulum.
Dentures cannot be considered because they fit improperly.
The frenulum is too short and is causing pain in the lip and gum area.
How Lasers Have Changed Frenectomy Treatments
For past generations, frenectomies requires surgical instruments such as scalpels. Now, we have the advantage of being able to depend upon high tech lasers. Lasers allow us to quickly and efficiently cut through soft tissue with a minimal amount of trauma. Not only is the bleeding lessened, but the healing time is decreased as well. Babies, children and adults who have laser frenectomies see immediate results without requiring more invasive procedures or sutures.
Call us for your next Frenectomy
If you have been told that a frenectomy is a good option, or you want to talk to our experience dentist about the procedure, please contact us today.