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Laser Frenectomy

What is a Frenectomy in dentistry?

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A frenectomy is a surgical procedure for releasing the tie or fusion of tissues under the tongue or upper lip for better range of tongue motion.  The procedure is performed in children who are born with a condition called as a tongue-tie or a lip-tie. This condition leads to restrictions in movement causing difficulty with breastfeeding, speech, airway difficulties and digestive issues.

What is a Laser Frenectomy?

AT MSR dental hospital we perform advanced laser frenectomy to solve these issues. The procedure is non invasive and do not involve any cutting or bleeding of tissues. The procedure involves vaporization of tissue with the light energy emitted from laser device.

At MSR dental hospital we rely in the best and most advanced cutting-edge dental technologies to help remove tongue-tie. Laser frenectomy is the most versatile, outstanding, minimally-invasive procedure to remove tongue tie.

Problems that can occur with a tongue-tie:

  • Inability to open mouth widely
  • Affects speech and eating habits
  • Clicking jaws
  • Pain in jaws during movement
  • Protrusion of the lower jaws
  • High risk to develop inflamed gums

What is a lip tie and tongue tie?

When the upper lip remains fused or attached to the upper gum tissues, then the condition is termed as a lip-tie or high frenum attachment. The condition can cause various challenges including:

Problems caused with lip tie or high frenal attachment:

  • Difficulties with brushing and flossing
  • Formation of large gap between the maxillary central incisors
  • Increase the risk of dental decay
  • Repeated trauma to the maxillary frenum
  • Pain while breastfeeding

Laser Frenectomy Procedure

The dental surgeon initiates the procedure with few drops of anesthetic to numb the area. The laser beams are directed to the targeted area to vaporize the tissues. The actual procedure takes 3-5 minutes clearing the gums and releasing the tongue or the lip.

After the procedure, mild soreness is experienced for few days. The recovery and healing time is less when compared to the traditional methods. The patient experience very less pain and discomfort after the procedure. As the procedure do not involve any cutting there is no bleeding and reduce the risk of infections. The energy from the laser beams encourages the healing of the tissues in the mouth.

Laser frenectomy Advantages

  • Pain-free
  • Takes very little time to complete the procedure (one to two minutes)
  • Lower risk of infection
  • Very little bleeding
  • Requires no sutures
  • Faster healing and recovery time

At MSR dental hospital, we provide a state of the art facilities and treatment options with advanced and sophisticated treatment methods that are non invasive and painless for patients who come to us with various problems in the oral cavity. We emphasize on excellence and quality in dental services by a team of well-experienced and qualified dentists at affordable rates. To know more about laser Frenectomy and treatment cost, book an appointment now.

Authored By : DR. C. VIVEK PANDIAN

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