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Manhattan Location

173 West 81st Street

Suite 1E

New York, NY 10024

212-724-2195

Bayside Location

201-03 Northern Blvd.

Flushing, NY 11361 US

718-224-4600

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.

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Manhattan Location

Monday:

Closed

Tuesday:

7:30 am-7:00 pm

Wednesday:

7:30 am-6:00 pm

Thursday:

Closed

Friday:

7:30 am-5:30 pm

Saturday:

By Appointment

Sunday:

Closed

Bayside Location

Monday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Tuesday:

Closed

Wednesday:

Closed

Thursday:

8:00 am-7:00 pm

Friday:

By Appointment

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

Closed