Glenbrook Family Dental | Frenectomy in Glenview,

Greenbrook  Dental
1290 Bamburg Ct
Hanover Park, IL 60133
(630) 830-4840 (Office)
(630) 830-4891 (Fax)

      

Glenbrook Family Dental
2823 Pfingsten Rd Ste A
Glenview, IL 60026
(847) 291-1199 (Office)
(847) 291-1171 (Fax)

 

Yoonjung Kim DDS, Najung Kim DDS & Hojung Kim DMD

Members of ADA, CDS, IDA

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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 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.

 
 
 
Glenview, Dentist | Frenectomy. Yoon Kim is a Glenview, Dentist.