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Perfect Dental Smile, Ltd. | Frenectomy in West Ridge Chicago

Perfect Dental Smile


Dr. Basim Shakir, DDS, PhD

Doctorate of Oral Medicine

Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry

Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists

Mastership of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists

General, Cosmetic, and Dental Implant Dentistry

2545 W. Peterson Ave.   773-561-2808
6017 W. Cermak Rd.      708-652-8466

Frenectomy

Monday:        10am-5pm
Tuesday:       10am-5pm
Wednesday: 10am-5pm
Thursday:     10am-5pm
Friday:          10am-5pm
Saturday:      10am-4pm
Sunday:          closed

 

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.