Frenectomy in Austin Texas


A frenectomy is a surgical procedure that involves removing or modifying a frenum. It is typically done to treat ankyloglossia (tongue tie) or a high lip tie, as well as a low frenum attachment which can cause gum recession and other dental problems. These conditions can cause functional and aesthetic problems, including difficulty with speech, swallowing, breastfeeding, and dental alignment.

When should I see my Oral Surgeon?

If you or your child is experiencing any of these issues, it’s important to schedule a consultation with our oral surgeon to discuss the possibility of frenectomy.

This procedure is usually performed under local anesthesia, and the oral surgeon may use a scalpel, scissors, or laser to remove the frenum. The goal of the procedure is to release the frenum so that it no longer restricts movement or causes discomfort.

Overall, a frenectomy is a safe and effective procedure that may be performed on patients of all ages, including infants and young children. In fact, early intervention for ankyloglossia is recommended to avoid potential developmental issues.

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