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Frenectomy Surgery Dentist Brimfield, IL

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What is a laser frenectomy?

A laser frenectomy is a surgical procedure that removes an elongated or short-and-thick lingual frenulum that limits tongue movement and makes sucking, speech, and swallowing difficult. This medical condition is also described as a tongue-tie and may cause problems ranging from cosmetic issues, such as a gap between the upper teeth, to developmental issues, such as difficulty with breastfeeding and speech for infants and toddlers.

Fortunately, at Brimfield Family Dentistry, we offer simple and safe laser frenectomies right here in our office. Forget about uncomfortable sutures and bleeding!

Contact us today to learn if your child requires a frenectomy procedure.

How tongue-tie affects a kid’s health

Kids with tongue- and lip ties have restricted tongue and lip mobility due to connective tissues in their mouths. Some health problems that result from this are:

  • Having issues eating and drinking
  • Breathing problems caused by narrowed or constricted airways
  • Malocclusions (misaligned bite)
  • Speech problems

 

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Laser Frenectomies at Brimfield Family Dentistry

A frenectomy can be completed in our office in minutes with local anesthesia and our Gemini special laser. The technique repositions the muscle connection to provide the tongue or lip with more range of motion. The recontouring and increased range of motion help your kid feel better and reduce any symptoms they may have.

This is a straightforward process it takes only a few minutes to complete. The procedure of recovering is very simple. Before you leave, your dentist and the dental staff will give you aftercare instructions.

Answers to frequently asked questions

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Can my child receive general anesthetic for frenectomy treatment?

Laser frenectomies are simple and quick procedures that take just a few minutes to complete and are generally performed using local anesthesia.

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What are common indicators that a child needs a frenectomy?

The following are typical indications that your kid may require a frenectomy procedure:

  • Difficulty feeding the baby, eating, or chewing
  • Speech difficulties or other speech impairments
  • A gap between the top two teeth
  • Heavy mouth-opening breathing
  • Gum recession
  • Bleeding or pain while brushing teeth

 

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What age range is typical for a frenectomy?

Frenectomies often occur when lip or tongue ties are diagnosed in infancy and childhood. Other patients may experience lip or tongue ties, which won’t be discovered until later in life.

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The atmosphere in the office is warm and welcoming. The doctor and staff genuinely care about you as an individual as well as the health of your teeth and gums.

– Ruth L.

High-tech, compassionate care for the whole family

At Brimfield Family Dentistry, we put our patient’s comfort and long-term dental health first. We provide a friendly environment and offer comprehensive and high-tech general, cosmetic, and surgical dental solutions to individuals and families from all backgrounds. We’re honored to help keep your family’s teeth healthy and help protect your child’s oral health!

Hours

Monday: 7am–3pm
Tuesday: 7am–3pm
Wednesday: 8:30am–3pm
Thursday: 7am–3pm
Friday: 7am–3pm

Office

232 E. Knoxville St.
Brimfield, IL 61517

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