Frenectomy

A frenulum is a piece of tissue that prevents an organ from moving. There is a frenulum that attaches your upper lip to the gums, while another connects the lower lip to the gums. A frenulum that is too short or thick, will cause problems in speech patterns and tooth misalignment. In infants, a shortened frenulum underneath the tongue will inhibit breastfeeding. When the frenulum disrupts movement, growth, or development, corrective action is necessary to resolve the situation.

A frenectomy is a minor surgical procedure that is performed in your dentist’s office. It can be performed with either a scalpel or laser and takes less than 15 minutes. Using a laser causes very little bleeding and does not require stitches. A laser also results in less postoperative discomfort and a shorter healing time. The procedure is very successful and causes minimal discomfort.

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2117 1st Ave N | Birmingham, AL 35203

Hours of Operation

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Primary Location

Monday:

7:00 am-5:00 pm

Tuesday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Wednesday:

7:00 am-5:00 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am-4:00 pm

Friday:

8:00 am-1:00 pm

Saturday:

8:00 am-1:00 pm

*Once a month

Sunday:

Closed