A frenectomy is a common pediatric dental procedure that involves the removal of a frenulum, which is a small fold of tissue that connects the lips, tongue or cheeks to the gums or mouth. In some children, this tissue can be overly restrictive and can cause difficulties with speech, feeding or oral hygiene.
At Wasatch Kids Pediatric Dentistry, our pediatric dentists and team offer pediatric frenectomy services, including lip and tongue-tie assessments for infants to adolescents. We use laser technology that is minimally invasive, which makes the procedure quick and virtually painless.
Lip and tongue ties are common conditions in infants that can lead to difficulty with breastfeeding, speech development and oral hygiene. Dr. David Gustafson, Dr. Jeffery K. Rupp or our associates can assess your child’s lip and tongue tie and determine if a frenectomy is necessary to improve their oral health and development.
The procedure is performed under local anesthesia and involves the use of a laser to remove the restrictive tissue. The laser technology is gentle and precise, which minimizes bleeding and reduces the risk of infection.
After the procedure, your child may experience mild discomfort and swelling, but this can be managed with over-the-counter pain relievers and ice packs. Our team will provide you with detailed instructions for postoperative care and follow-up appointments to ensure your child’s quick and safe recovery.
If you suspect that your child may need a frenectomy in Taylorsville, Utah, contact our office at 801-919-8535 to schedule a consultation. We are committed to providing the best care possible to improve your child’s oral health and quality of life.