Frenectomies: Labial and Lingual Procedures

Suburban Oral Surgery’s Approach to Frenectomies

At Suburban Oral Surgery, we’re dedicated to the well-being of our Springfield and Havertown communities, offering specialized frenectomy procedures that play a vital role in improving oral health and functionality. Every year, millions of Americans require oral surgeries for various conditions, and frenectomies stand out for their significant impact on both aesthetics and function.

What is a Frenectomy?

A frenectomy is a precise surgical procedure designed to adjust the frenum, a small fold of tissue in the mouth that can significantly affect dental and lingual health. We specialize in two main types of frenectomies—labial and Lingual—each targeting specific issues that could hinder normal oral development or function. While varying in complexity, these interventions aim to restore functionality and enhance the quality of life for our patients.

The Essence of Frenectomy

  • Labial Frenectomy: This procedure focuses on improving the relationship between the upper lip and gums, beneficial for orthodontic treatments and the fit of prosthetic devices.
  • Lingual Frenectomy: Aimed at freeing the tongue to aid in effective breastfeeding and speech development, this procedure is especially critical for infants and individuals with speech difficulties.

Benefits of Undergoing a Frenectomy at Suburban Oral Surgery

  • Enhanced Oral Functionality: Post-procedure, patients experience improved speech articulation and more efficient feeding, contributing to better oral health.
  • Optimized Orthodontic Outcomes: A frenectomy can correct dental arch development issues, facilitate tooth movement, and prevent orthodontic relapse, leading to a more stable and aesthetically pleasing smile.
  • Improved Prosthetic Fit: A frenectomy ensures a seamless and comfortable fit for those requiring dentures or other oral appliances, enhancing the natural function and appearance.

Our Approach

At Suburban Oral Surgery, we begin with a comprehensive evaluation to understand each patient’s specific needs. We use precise surgical techniques to ensure the procedure is as minimally invasive as possible, focusing on maximizing benefits while minimizing recovery time.

Post-Procedure Care and Recovery

We provide detailed care instructions to ensure a smooth recovery, emphasizing the importance of oral hygiene and follow-up visits. Patients can expect minimal discomfort, managed effectively with prescribed analgesics, and a swift return to normal activities.

Long-Term Benefits

Our patients enjoy lasting improvements in oral function, speech clarity, and comfort with oral appliances. Frenectomies address immediate concerns and contribute to long-term oral health and well-being.

Join the Suburban Oral Surgery Family

At Suburban Oral Surgery, your health is our top priority. We’re here to guide you through each step of your frenectomy procedure, ensuring you receive the care and support necessary for a successful outcome. Contact us today to learn how to enhance oral health and function, contributing to a happier, healthier you.

Single Tooth Dental Implants

oral pathology

An impacted tooth is one that is blocked from erupting. Impacted wisdom teeth that are blocked from coming in properly:

  • May instead come in at an angle, pushing against the molars and causing overcrowding.
  • May not erupt fully, remaining instead either partially or fully below the gum line.
  • May cause bacteria to become trapped beneath the gum and lead to infection and gum disease.

Wisdom teeth extraction is generally an effective means of preventing crowding of the teeth, impaction of wisdom teeth, red, swollen, or painful gums caused by a partially erupted wisdom tooth, and gum disease and tooth decay.

Depending on the complexity of the extraction, the doctor will use local anesthesia, sedation, or general anesthesia to increase patient comfort during and after the procedure. Generally, the procedure can be performed in the doctor’s office.