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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.

OUR LOCATION

818 N. Broadway Avenue | Melrose Park, IL 60160

HOURS OF OPERATION

The last appointment of the day is scheduled for one hour before closing time.

Monday:

By Appointment Only

Tuesday:

8:30 am-5:30 pm

Wednesday:

12:30 pm-7:30 pm

Thursday:

12:30 pm-7:30 pm

Friday:

8:30 am-3:30 pm

Saturday:

8:30 am-3:30 pm

Sunday:

Closed

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