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Daniel J. Gattegno, DMD
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173 West 81st Street (Between Amsterdam and Columbus)
Suite 1E, Manhattan, New York, NY 10024 | 212-724-2195

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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.

 
 
 
Upper West Side Manhattan dentist. Dr. Daniel J. Gattegno provides Dental Hygiene & Preventive Care, Emergency Dental Care, Cosmetic Dentistry including but not limited to Dental Implants, Dentures, Zoom Teeth Whitening, Dental Bonding and much more to the following locations: Upper West Side, Central Park West, Central Park South, Riverside Drive, 10011, 10018, 10021,10023, 10024, 10025, 10026, 10027 and surrounding areas.