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Greenville Family Dentistry | Frenectomy in Greenville

Greenville Family Dentistry
7215 I - 30 | Suite B | Greenville | TX 75402

903.455.6701

Frenectomy
 
Address:
7215 I-30, Suite B
Greenville, TX, TX 75402
Telephone:
903-455-6701
Fax:
903-455-6703
Business Hours
Monday:8:30 - 7:00
Tuesday:8:30 - 7:00
Wednesday:8:30 - 7:00
Thursday:8:30 - 7:00
Friday:By Appointment
Saturday:By Appointment
Sunday:close

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.

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.

 
 
 
Greenville Dentist | Frenectomy. Dr. Christopher Emuedue, DMD is a Greenville Dentist.