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Gregory Morra, DDS & Debra Check, DDS | Frenectomy in Latham

Gregory R. Morra & Associates
C o s m e t i c ,   S u r g i c a l   &   F a m i l y   D e n t i s t r y

518-785-5131

Dr. Gregory R. Morra DDS
Dr. Debra J. Check DDS

435 Troy Schenectady Road
Latham, New York 12110

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.

 
 
 
Latham Dentist | Frenectomy. Gregory Morra, DDS & Debra Check, DDS is a Latham Dentist.