Hilltop Dental | Frenectomy in St. Paul

Hilltop Dental

50 County Road B, East

St. Paul, MN 55117

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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 your dentist’s office. It can be performed with either a scalpel, laser, or an electrosurgery instrument, and takes less than 15 minutes. Using laser or electrosurgery causes very little bleeding and does not require stitches.  Infants and very young children are put under general anesthesia for the procedure, while adults and adolescents have the procedure performed using just local anesthesia. If your child needs a frenectomy, there is nothing to worry about. The procedure is very successful and causes minimal discomfort.

 
 
 
St. Paul Dentist | Frenectomy. Drs. Nancy Lam & Duy Vu is a St. Paul Dentist.