A frenectomy is a minor oral surgical procedure that can significantly benefit your dental health and overall well-being. It targets a small fold of tissue known as the frenum, found in the mouth. Two types of frenums are commonly addressed: the lingual frenum (which connects your tongue to the bottom of your mouth) and the labial frenum (connecting the lips to the gums). When these frenums are too tight or improperly positioned, they can cause various issues. A frenectomy in Glastonbury, Connecticut, can help alleviate these problems.

Benefits of a frenectomy include improved speech, as tongue-ties can hinder proper pronunciation. It aids in breastfeeding for infants, as a tight lingual frenum can interfere with latching. Frenectomy can also prevent gum recession and spacing between teeth caused by a tight labial frenum.

The frenectomy procedure is a quick, outpatient treatment performed under local anesthesia by our dentists. It involves making a small incision to release the problematic frenum. Patients typically experience minimal discomfort and a short recovery period. You may notice immediate improvements in tongue and lip mobility, allowing for better function.

After the procedure, follow post-operative care instructions diligently to ensure a smooth recovery. This may involve gentle exercises and maintaining good oral hygiene. Dr. Michael Egan and Dr. Ana Fernandez will guide you through every step of the process, ensuring your comfort and satisfaction with the results. Discover the benefits of a frenectomy at Dental Doctors of Somerset by calling 860-657-5522 to learn more, and enhance your oral health today.