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Alan Paul Friz, DDS | Frenectomy in Huntingburg

Family and Implant Dentistry of Huntingburg, LLC

 

1411 N Chestnut Street                                                         
Huntingburg, IN 47542                                                         
812-683-5810                                                          

 

Frenectomy

 

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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, another connects the lower lip to the gums, and another that attaches your tongue to the floor of the mouth. 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.

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

 
 
Huntingburg Dentist | Frenectomy. Alan Friz is a Huntingburg Dentist.