A Range of Oral Health

and Speech Benefits

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Reduce oral discomfort.

Clipping the frenum that connects your upper or lower lip to the gums can relieve excess pressure and pain.

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Realign your bite.

Without the force of the frenum pulling on the gums, your doctor can realign your front teeth for a stronger, straighter smile.

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Enhance your speech and appetite.

Cutting the frenum beneath the tongue can improve both communication and the ability to eat. 

The result? A healthier, happier smile.

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Is Surgical Intervention

the Right Choice?

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The prospect of surgery can make any person nervous, especially if your child is the patient. However, a frenectomy is a relatively simple and short procedure. In fact, most patients only need a topical anesthetic to stay comfortable during their appointment. 

It’s also important to keep in mind that the earlier in life the surgery is done, the simpler it is. Early intervention can even reduce the risk of the frenum affecting the growth of the jaw and dental development.

So what can you expect from surgery?

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At the Appointment

From start to finish, a frenectomy rarely takes longer than a few minutes. The doctor will:

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Apply a topical anesthetic to the frenum and surrounding tissue to numb the area.

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Gently clip or remove the frenum with scissors, a scalpel, or a laser. 

If necessary, the doctor will then close the incision with dissolvable sutures.

And that’s it. But is a frenectomy your only option?

To Get a Frenectomy

or Not to Get a Frenectomy

There is no alternative to a frenectomy that specifically targets the same issue. While orthodontics alone may be sufficient to treat milder cases of overly large labial frenums, braces can’t offset all the effects. It really comes down to a single choice: to undergo surgery or not. It’s that simple. 

A frenectomy is a simple solution to a potentially long-term problem. If you want to learn more about how the surgery can help you or your child, reach out today and set up an appointment.

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Everybody here is really nice and they do such a great job educating and explaining things. I personally hate going to the dentist but it was as painless as it can get. Paula and Dr. Patel are wonderful and really sweet. Marivel C.

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Everybody here is really nice and they do such a great job educating and explaining things. I personally hate going to the dentist but it was as painless as it can get. Paula and Dr. Patel are wonderful and really sweet. Marivel C.

Irving Office

7423 Las Colinas Blvd
Ste 101 Irving, TX 75063

Friday and Saturday by appointment only

More Info Directions (972) 869-2273

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Irving Office

7423 Las Colinas Blvd
Ste 101 Irving, TX 75063

Friday and Saturday by appointment only

More Info Directions (972) 869-2273

Message

Everybody here is really nice and they do such a great job educating and explaining things. I personally hate going to the dentist but it was as painless as it can get. Paula and Dr. Patel are wonderful and really sweet. Marivel C.