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.
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.
The Frenectomy Treatment Process
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.
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.