If you need a more accessible version of this website, click this button on the right.Switch to Accessible Site

Warminster Dental Associates, LLP | Frenectomy in Warminster

Benjamin Halton, D.M.D.  |  April Walker, D.M.D.   |   Craig Applestein, D.M.D.

380 York Road | Warminster, PA  18974  |  Phone:  (215) 675-2045

fb_image.jpg

Frenectomy
 
Warminster Dental Associates, LLP in Warminster PA

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.

 
 
 
Warminster Dentist | Frenectomy. Benjamin Halton April Walker is a Warminster Dentist.