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Cosmopolitan Dental, LLC | Frenectomy in Marlton

Cosmopolitan Dental, LLC 

Dennis W. Chew, DDS  Sandhya M. Trivedi, DDS
Richard L. Scotti, DDS Ira L. Eisenstein, DMD

(856) 983-2983
10000 Licoln Dr East Suite 106
Marlton, NJ 08053
10,000 Lincoln Drive East   Suite 106, Marlton, NJ 08053
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.

 
 
Marlton Dentist | Frenectomy. Dennis Chew is a Marlton Dentist.