Frenectomy is the surgical procedure for removing a small kind of fold or tissue, which prevents a particular organ from moving too far. Also referred to as frenectomy or frenotomy, this problem can happen in the dental area for both kids and adults. Usually there is a kind of gentle pain and swelling here that persists for some time.
HOW IS FRENECTOMY DIAGNOSED?
Once the Dentist concludes that Frenectomy has to be performed, he or she will use a scalpel to cut and remove the offending tissue. But this procedure could lead to excessive bleeding. The other option is to use laser. The procedure lasts only a few minutes.
HOW IS FRENECTOMY TREATED?
The patient has to take a lot of care after Frenectomy since the bleeding might continue for many weeks. The dentist might advise rinsing the mouth with salt water. This can help in preventing the further swelling of the gums.
DID YOU KNOW?
All surgical procedures have inherent risks such as bleeding, bruising, infection, nerve damage, swelling, scarring, pain and discomfort. Frenectomy surgery may include these risks. Oral Surgeons are qualified and experienced to reduce such risks. In some cases, the frenum tissue may redevelop requiring repeated surgery.