A frenectomy is a precise and specialized dental procedure offered at Unicare Center for Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry that involves the careful and gentle removal or adjustment of a frenum: a small fold of tissue that can limit the movement of the tongue or lips. The aim of a frenectomy is to improve functionality, comfort and overall oral health by releasing these restrictions and allowing for greater freedom of movement.
When is a Frenectomy Necessary?
A frenectomy becomes necessary when the frenum, a small fold of tissue, restricts normal movement and function. Common situations include:
- Tongue-Tie (Ankyloglossia): When the lingual frenum restricts tongue movement, affecting speech, feeding and oral hygiene.
- Lip-Tie: When the labial frenum restricts lip movement, causing challenges in breastfeeding, dental hygiene and aesthetics.
What to Expect During Your Frenectomy
A frenectomy involves these key steps:
- Evaluation: Our experienced team assesses your specific case to determine the need for a frenectomy.
- Procedure: Using advanced techniques, the restrictive frenum is gently released, allowing for improved movement.
- Healing and Recovery: The healing process is guided by our expert care, ensuring optimal results.
Advantages of Having a Frenectomy
- Enhanced Functionality: A frenectomy allows for improved tongue and lip movement, enabling better speech, feeding and oral hygiene practices.
- Comfortable Latch: For infants, a frenectomy can alleviate breastfeeding challenges, promoting a healthier feeding experience.
- Improved Aesthetics: Frenectomy can contribute to a balanced and harmonious smile, enhancing your overall facial aesthetics.
- Positive Impact on Oral Health: Addressing frenum restrictions supports oral health, preventing potential issues in the long term.
Our skilled professionals are dedicated to guiding you through this transformative journey, ensuring that you experience the comfort, functionality and confidence that a frenectomy can bring to your smile. Contact us today at 281-332-4700 to schedule a consultation with our dentist, Dr. Farid Noie, and learn more about frenectomies in Webster, Texas.
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