Frenectomy Melbourne Family Dentist

You may not familiar with frenectomy for doing your oral health treatment. Typically people will just make sure they properly brush and floss, and if they need braces. They will never think about needing a frenectomy, and even know what a frenectomy is. This dental treatment sometimes is not only needed by adults but also children. A frenectomy is a surgical procedure typically performed under local anesthetic that removes or loosens a band of muscle tissue that is connected to the lip, cheek or floor of the mouth.

The types of the frenectomy procedure are the lingual frenum and the labial frenum. The lingual frenum relates the tongue to the floor of the mouth, and if it is connected all the way up to the tip of the tongue it will make a person to be “tongue-tied”. It can affect baby ability to nurse and as they grow older affect their speech. If we ignore these symptoms it can lead to impaired oral hygiene such as difficulty brushing and flossing. About thirty minutes is needed for doing this treatment. You will do the healing process after we have done the treatment. To reduce all of the discomforts, our dentist will suggest taking an anti-inflammatory. Brush and floss the area with care as it may be sensitive or have a few stitches in place. Separate tongue and lip ties and improves oral function with our simple frenectomy procedure. We provide this routine for patients of all ages. We will correct esthetic and functional problems because of the short or tight frenulum.

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