Daphne Dentist | Daphne dental care | AL | Frenectomy

Lionel Noonan, DMD, FAGD

(251) 626-2141

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. Young children and infants are put under general anesthesia for the procedure and adults have the procedure performed using local anesthesia. If your child needs a frenectomy, there is nothing to worry about. The procedure is very successful and causes minimal discomfort.

Operating Hours:
Mon - Tue: 8am - 5pm
Wed: 7am - 4pm
Thur: 9am - 6pm


Business Hours:
Mon - Thur: 8am - 5pm
Fri: 8am - 12pm


Office Location
27985 Hwy 98
Daphne, AL 36526
(251) 626-2141


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Resources:

www.ADA.org
www.AGD.org


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Daphne Dentist | Frenectomy. Dr. Lionel Noonan is a Daphne Dentist.