Frenectomy in Atlanta & Suwanee, Georgia
If you or someone you care about is experiencing difficulties in feeding or speech impediments due to limited tongue mobility, a frenectomy could be the solution you need. At Milestone Dentistry and Facial Aesthetics, our experienced team of dental professionals offers a safe and effective frenectomy procedure. We are committed to providing high-quality care by utilizing the latest technology and techniques to ensure optimal oral health for our patients.
What is a Frenectomy?
A frenectomy is a surgical procedure that removes or loosens a band of muscle tissue called the frenum. It is located beneath the tongue, on the inside of the lips, and on the floor of the mouth. When the frenum is too large, it can limit the movement of the tongue, causing a condition called ankyloglossia or “tongue tie”. A frenectomy is performed to remove the fold of tissue and restore the tongue’s full range of motion.
What Is a Frenectomy Used For?
Our Frenectomy Procedure
A frenectomy is a simple and straightforward procedure that is usually performed under local anesthesia. Our experienced oral surgeons will carefully make an incision in the frenum and remove the excess tissue. The wound is then closed using dissolvable stitches, and the area is allowed to heal.
Recovery time is typically short, and patients can usually resume normal activities the next day. It is normal to experience some soreness and swelling for a few days after the procedure, but this can be managed with pain relievers and ice packs.
Benefits of a Frenectomy
Improved Tongue Mobility
Prevention of Periodontal Damage
Improved Smile Appearance
Proper Fit for Dentures
Choose Milestone Dentistry and Facial Aesthetics for Your Frenectomy
At Milestone Dentistry and Facial Aesthetics, we understand that any surgery can be daunting. Our experienced and compassionate oral surgeons will take the time to explain the procedure and answer any questions you may have. We use the latest techniques and technology to ensure a safe and effective frenectomy procedure. Our team is dedicated to providing high-quality care to each and every patient.
Contact us today.