Laser frenectomies are quick and simple oral surgeries that eliminate a frenum in the mouth, which are the small bands of tissue that connect the gums to the upper lip and the floor of the mouth to the tongue. However, some patients have a frenum that is too low or too tight, which can lead to serious oral health issues over time. At Discovery Dental in Eagle River, Alaska, their pediatric dentists perform laser frenectomies to help alleviate patient discomfort and avoid further consequences down the road.
In years past, abnormal frenums were commonly removed using a surgical scalpel or by snipping the frenum tissue. Now, the dental community recommends laser frenectomies for adults, children, and infants alike. In fact, the technique is superior to traditional frenectomy surgery in a variety of ways.
Benefits of Laser Frenectomies
In the vast majority of cases, this surgery takes less than a few minutes. Most patients are in, out, and on their way home before they even realize it.
Most laser frenectomies can be performed without anesthesia, which is especially important for infant care. Furthermore, the procedure produces very little bleeding and does not require sutures.
Rapid Recovery Period:
Because most patients do not require anesthesia, there is far less downtime following a laser frenectomy when compared to traditional treatments. Lasers also stimulate healing and bio-regeneration, promoting a speedy and healthy recovery. Speak with your pediatric dentist regarding specific aftercare instructions.
If you are considering laser frenectomy for your child, then contact Discovery Dental today. Serving the Eagle River community since 2013, their team will provide friendly, gentle treatments to children of all ages. Schedule an appointment by calling (907) 622-5437, or visit their website to learn more about their dentistry services.