Frenectomy

Medford Oregon Family Dentist

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1117 E. Main Street, Ste 1
Medford, OR

A frenectomy is an important surgical procedure and can be used to improve either the alignment of a patient’s front teeth or the mobility of their tongue. Patients of all ages can receive a frenectomy at Cascade Dental, even children! To learn from our dentist, Dr. Joshua Rice, whether you may need a frenectomy in Medford, Oregon, please call us at 541-779-6401!

A frenulum is a small fold of tissue that connects one part of your mouth to another. In some cases, we may need to remove or modify a frenulum to improve the function and health of your smile; this type of treatment is called a frenectomy. The two most common types of frenectomy are lingual frenectomy and labial frenectomy. The lingual frenulum connects the bottom of the tongue to the floor of the mouth. If this frenulum is abnormally short or thick, it can result in a condition known as ankyloglossia, or tongue-tie. This often inhibits the patient from chewing, eating and speaking properly. To alleviate these problems, our friendly dentist may recommend a frenectomy. A labial frenectomy is used to remove the frenulum that attaches the top lip to the gums above the front teeth. In some cases, this frenulum can cause recession of the gums, contribute to a gap between the upper front teeth or cause problems for denture wearers.

The frenectomy process is simple and quick. Our dentist can typically complete the removal of a frenulum in just one visit to our office, and we will ensure that you or your child are comfortable during the entire treatment. We will also provide you with detailed care instructions to ensure proper healing. We welcome you to call us today for more information and to schedule your next appointment.

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