Frenectomies at Children's Dentistry of Elko

A frenectomy is a simple procedure that can have a big impact on your child's oral health and function. If your child is struggling with a tongue-tie or lip-tie, our team at Children's Dentistry of Elko can help.

Understanding Frenectomies

A frenulum is a small piece of tissue that connects the tongue or lip to the gums or the mouth. In some cases, the frenulum can be too short or tight, causing functional problems such as difficulty with speech or breastfeeding, as well as esthetic concerns. A frenectomy is a procedure that involves removing a small portion of the frenulum to improve function and reduce discomfort.

The Frenectomy Procedure

At Children's Dentistry of Elko, our experienced pediatric dentist and dental professionals are committed to providing safe and effective frenectomies in a comfortable and welcoming environment. The procedure is typically performed using a laser and local anesthesia which is quick and relatively painless, it also prevent excess bleeding and promotes faster healing. After the procedure, most patients experience little to no discomfort and can return to normal activities within a few days.

Improving Your Child's Oral Health

A frenectomy can have a significant impact on your child's oral health and function. By removing a tight or restrictive frenulum, your child will be able to speak more clearly, breastfeed more effectively, and maintain better oral hygiene. Our team is committed to helping your child achieve and maintain a healthy, beautiful smile.

Schedule a Consultation

If you think your child may benefit from a frenectomy, contact Children's Dentistry of Elko to schedule a consultation. Our team will work with you to determine the best course of treatment for your child and help improve their oral health and function.

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