Frenectomy Treatment in Ogden UT

A frenectomy or a frenuloplasty is a surgical procedure that loosens or removes one or more of several tissue bands present in the mouth, attached to the mouth’s lip, cheeks, or base. Called “frenum”attachments, these bands of tissue often develop abnormally, interfering with oral function or causing dental problems, irritation, pain, difficulty in fitting dentures, orthodontic problems and/or oral hygiene issues, problems that are sometimes handled through frenectomy or a frenuloplasty procedure.

About Frenectomy

Frenectomy is a relatively minor procedure performed by the oral and maxillofacial surgeons. Loosening or removing a troublesome frenum may be performed with a scalpel or by laser surgery, with the goal of removing excess or incorrectly placed tissue. After the tissue has been drained, the wound should normally be sutured. Frenectomy is a simple procedure that typically takes less than 30 minutes and is often performed with only local anesthesia or combined with nitrous oxide. In most common terms, a frenectomy is often called “tongue tie”.

Around Frenuloplasty

Lingual frenuloplasty differs from lingual frenectomy in a sense that the removal of the abnormally attached frenum or frenulum is done by surgically repositioning the tissue using cosmetic surgery techniques.

A basic frenectomy can be used to operate most thin frenulae. If additional repair is needed, or the lingual or labial frenulum is too thick for frenectomy, a much more extensive procedure known as frenuloplasty can be required.

Why Is Frenectomy or Frenuloplasty Done?

Frenums that most often cause problems are those that run between the floor of the mouth and the underside of the tongue – called the lingual frenum – and frenums that attach to the inside of the upper lip and the jaw, just between the two upper front teeth – called the maxillary labial frenum.

At Haslam Dental, we offer safe frenectomy treatment in Ogden UT under well monitored and controlled circumstances. Request an appointment today with our dentist in Ogden UT.

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