Are you concerned about your child’s speech, eating habits or overall oral health due to a restrictive frenulum? Our pediatric dentists and team offers a simple yet impactful solution: frenectomy. This procedure can significantly improve your child’s comfort and functionality in daily oral activities.

What is a Frenectomy?

A frenectomy is a minor surgical procedure that involves the removal or modification of the frenulum, a small fold of tissue that restricts the movement of the tongue (tongue-tie) or upper lip. This procedure is often recommended when the frenulum is causing issues such as speech difficulties, challenges with eating or dental problems like gap teeth.

The Frenectomy Procedure

A frenectomy here at Southern Stars Pediatric Dentistry is straightforward and minimally invasive:

  1. A thorough examination to determine the need for a frenectomy.
  2. Application of a local anesthetic to ensure comfort.
  3. Precise removal or alteration of the frenulum using safe, effective techniques.
  4. A short recovery period, with immediate improvement in most cases.

Benefits of Frenectomy

  • Improved Speech: Eases articulation and speech clarity.
  • Easier Eating: Resolves difficulties with chewing and swallowing.
  • Enhanced Oral Hygiene: Simplifies cleaning around the gums and teeth.
  • Corrects Dental Alignment: Helps in closing gaps between teeth.
  • Quick Recovery: Minimal downtime with prompt results.

Schedule a Consultation for Your Child

If you suspect your child might benefit from a frenectomy in Cedar Park, Texas, do not hesitate to reach out. Contact us at 737-757-7646 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Andrew Heaton, Dr. Bradley Wyatt or Dr. Alison Campbell and let us explore how this procedure can enhance your child’s oral health and overall well-being.