Complete Family Dentistry | Frenectomy in Lafayette

Complete Family Dentistry | Lalit G. Thanki, DDS | Jyoti L. Thank, DMD

3231 Kaliste Saloom Rd
Lafayette, LA 70508
(337) 981-9848

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Frenectomy
 

A frenum is a piece of tissue that prevents your lips or tongue from hyperextending. There is a frenum that attaches your upper lip to the gums, while another connects the lower lip to the gums. A frenum that is too short or thick, will cause problems in speech patterns and tooth misalignment. In infants, a shortened frenum underneath the tongue will inhibit breastfeeding. When the frenum disrupts movement, growth, or development, corrective action is necessary to resolve the situation.

A frenectomy is a minor surgical procedure that is performed at our 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.

 
 
 
Lafayette Dentist | Frenectomy. Jyoti L. Thanki, DDS Lalit G. Thanki, DDS is a Lafayette Dentist.