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Coral Gables Dentist | Coral Gables dental care | FL | Frenectomy

401 Miracle Mile | Suite 205 | Coral Gables | FL 33134
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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, 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.

 
 
 
Coral Gables Dentist. Dr. Lino Suarez Jr. DMD, FAGD provides Cosmetic Dentistry, Zoom Teeth Whitening, Sedation Dentistry, Dental Hygiene, Dental Emergency, Dental Bridges, Dental Crowns to the following locations: South Miami, FL, Pinecrest, FL, Kendall, FL. South Miami, FL Dentist providing excellent dentistry including Cosmetic Dentistry, Zoom Teeth Whitening, Sedation Dentistry, Dental Hygiene, Dental Emergency, Dental Bridges, Dental Crowns in Coral Gables, South Miami, FL, Pinecrest, FL, Kendall, FL, Florida.
401 Miracle Mile
Suite 205
Coral Gables, FL 33134