Oradell Dentist | NJ |

H. Craig Froonjian, D.M.D.
Laser, Family and Cosmetic Dentistry

 

       H. Craig Froonjian, D.M.D.

          Laser, Family and Cosmetic Dentistry

One Kinderkamack Road, Oradell, NJ 07649
(201) 265-2252

        

         

         One Kinderkamack Road,  Oradell,  NJ  07649

            Ph. (201) 265.2252      Fax (201) 265-1177

Frenectomy

 

 

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 our 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.