Comprehensive Frenectomy Services at Ardas Family Dental in Parker, CO

A frenectomy is a surgical procedure designed to remove tissue that is abnormally attached to the gums or teeth. This procedure is often necessary for children suffering from tongue-tie, a condition where the tissue under the tongue restricts movement and can interfere with feeding and speech development. However, frenectomies are not limited to children; they are also beneficial for adults experiencing gum disease or misaligned teeth due to abnormal tissue attachments. If you are considering a frenectomy, we invite you to schedule a consultation with our experienced team at Ardas Family Dental.

Understanding Frenectomies

While frenectomies are not the most common type of oral surgery, they are gaining popularity as awareness of tongue-tie and its potential impacts on health and development increases. Understanding the procedure and its benefits can help you make an informed decision about your or your child’s oral health.

What Happens During a Frenectomy?

During a frenectomy, the surgeon makes a small incision in the frenulum, the tissue that is restricting movement. This procedure can be performed using traditional surgical methods or with a laser, which minimizes bleeding and reduces healing time. The surgeon then removes the excess tissue and closes the incision with sutures. The entire surgery typically takes less than 30 minutes and can be done under local anesthesia.

Benefits of a Frenectomy

A frenectomy offers numerous benefits, significantly improving quality of life for both children and adults. Key benefits include:

  • Improved Speech Development: For children, removing the restrictive tissue can enhance their ability to articulate sounds properly, aiding in clearer speech development.
  • Enhanced Feeding: Tongue-tie can make breastfeeding difficult for infants. A frenectomy can alleviate these issues, making feeding more effective and comfortable.
  • Better Oral Health: By removing the abnormal tissue attachment, the procedure can prevent gum disease and improve overall oral hygiene.
  • Improved Teeth Alignment: For adults, a frenectomy can help in aligning teeth correctly, preventing further dental issues and enhancing the aesthetics of your smile.

Are There Any Risks Associated with a Frenectomy?

As with any surgical procedure, there are some risks associated with a frenectomy. These risks are generally rare and minor but may include:

  • Bleeding: Minor bleeding is common but usually subsides quickly.
  • Infection: Though uncommon, infection can occur but is typically preventable with proper post-operative care.
  • Pain: Mild discomfort is expected but can be managed with over-the-counter pain relievers and following post-surgical care instructions.

Why Choose Ardas Family Dental for Your Frenectomy?

At Ardas Family Dental, our experienced team is dedicated to providing the highest level of care. Our surgeons are skilled in the latest techniques, ensuring that your frenectomy is performed safely and effectively. We take a personalized approach to each patient, ensuring that your specific needs and concerns are addressed.

Schedule a Consultation Today

If you are considering a frenectomy for yourself or your child, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with our knowledgeable team. During your consultation, we will:

  • Discuss your medical history and any symptoms you are experiencing.
  • Perform a thorough physical examination to assess the extent of the tissue restriction.
  • Answer any questions you may have about the procedure, recovery, and expected outcomes.

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At Ardas Family Dental, we are committed to enhancing your oral health and overall well-being. Trust us to provide the expert care required for a successful frenectomy, ensuring a healthier and happier future for you and your family.