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Jeffrey Evan Felzer, DMD | Frenectomy in Wilmington

 

Jeffrey E. Felzer  DMD PC

Diplomate, American Board of Periodontology          

(302) 995-6979

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.  If your child needs a frenectomy, there is nothing to be concerned aboutabout - it is a very minor procedure.

 
 
 
Wilmington Dentist | Frenectomy. Jeffrey Felzer is a Wilmington Dentist.