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Williamsville Dental Group | Frenectomy in Williamsville

WILLIAMSVILLE DENTAL GROUP, PC

Amherst General Dentistry
Amherst Pediatric Dentistry                      Thomas M Scibor DDS

Amherst Senior Dentistry                          James H Ely DDS

716.633.1187

Frenectomy
 
Williamsville Dental Group in Williamsville NY

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.

 
 
 
Williamsville Dentist | Frenectomy. James Ely is a Williamsville Dentist.