Frenectomies In Memphis

in Memphis, TN

A frenectomy is a simple, yet effective dental treatment that involves the removal or alteration of the frenum, a small fold of tissue preventing certain oral movements. This procedure is commonly performed for children who experience difficulty in speaking, eating, or other oral functions due to the restrictive nature of an overly tight frenum. Here in Memphis, Dr. Robin Hobbs is a trusted name when it comes to performing frenectomies. She utilizes the latest dental technology and techniques to ensure a safe, comfortable, and successful treatment experience.

Frenectomies In Memphis

Why Should I Get Frenectomies?

Frenectomies are not just routine dental procedures; they can significantly improve the quality of life for patients. When the frenum is too tight or too short, it can cause various issues such as speech difficulties, gaps between the front teeth, and even problems with breastfeeding in infants. By undergoing a frenectomy, these issues can be effectively addressed, providing relief and enhancing oral functionality. Furthermore, the procedure is quick, with most frenectomies taking just 15 to 30 minutes, and recovery is typically fast and uncomplicated.

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The Benefits Of Frenectomies

Improved Oral Function

A frenectomy can significantly improve oral functions such as speaking and eating. An overly tight frenum can restrict tongue movement, leading to speech difficulties. By removing or adjusting this tissue, patients often experience an immediate improvement in their speech clarity and eating capabilities.

Enhanced Dental Appearance

For some patients, a tight frenum can cause a gap between the upper front teeth. This can affect a child’s smile and overall facial appearance. A frenectomy can potentially correct this issue, resulting in a more confident and radiant smile.

Better Oral Hygiene

With the removal or adjustment of the frenum, patients can clean their mouths more effectively. This is especially important for those who have had difficulty brushing or flossing certain areas due to frenum interference. As a result, a frenectomy can contribute to better oral health and hygiene.

The Frenectomy Treatment Process

Initial Consultation

The first step in the frenectomy process is an initial consultation with our pediatric dentist in Memphis. During this visit, Dr. Hobbs will perform a thorough examination of your child’s oral condition, discuss their symptoms, and determine whether a frenectomy is the right solution for your child’s unique needs.

The Procedure

If a frenectomy is deemed necessary, the next step is the procedure itself. Dr. Hobbs will use state-of-the-art dental equipment to either remove or adjust the frenum. This is a quick procedure, typically completed within 15 to 30 minutes, and is performed with utmost care and precision to ensure comfort and safety.

Recovery And Aftercare

Following the procedure, Dr. Hobbs will provide detailed instructions for recovery and aftercare. This may include advice on eating and drinking, oral hygiene, and any necessary follow-up appointments. Although recovery times can vary, most children can return to their normal routines quickly after a frenectomy.

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Did you know?

A frenectomy can also help improve your child’s oral hygiene by making it easier to clean certain hard-to-reach areas.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Check out these frequently asked questions, or call us to speak with our team.

Can a frenectomy improve breastfeeding for infants?

Yes, for infants with tongue-tie or lip-tie, a frenectomy can often lead to improved latch, better milk transfer, and reduced breastfeeding difficulties.

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