Focus Dentistry | Frenectomy in Agoura Hills

Armond Aghakhani, D.D.S.
Tsolair Hovsepian, D.D.S.

Restorative, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry Center
for Snoring and Sleep Apnea

   28040 Dorothy Dr. #203
Agoura Hills, CA  91301

Tel: (818) 889-4448
Fax: (818) 889-0206

focusdentistry1@gmail.com

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.

 
 
 
Agoura Hills Dentist | Frenectomy. Armond Aghakhani is a Agoura Hills Dentist.