June 25, 2022
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Frenectomy is a surgical procedure focused on correcting the position and size of the patient’s labial frenulum.
The labial frenulum is a fibrous tissue that connects the gum with the lip, allowing proper mobility and function. However, issues occur when this tissue grows too much. It can generate discomforts and mispronunciation, among other things.
This anomaly is called a hypertrophic labial frenulum and it not only generates functional problems, but also aesthetic ones. Fortunately, a frenectomy is the ideal treatment to solve it.
WHAT DOES A FRENECTOMY CONSIST OF?
It is a surgical intervention that consists of the removal of the labial frenulum. It is minimally invasive, with a very fast recovery and offers excellent results.
There are two options for the frenecomty procedure. The first is through a small incision in the frenulum with a scalpel. Using this method, is possible to reduce its size and place it in an area that does not harm oral health.
The second is through a special laser that deteriorates the tissue until it is reduced and accommodated in the ideal position.
Both ways are totally effective and help improve pronunciation and correct lip seal.
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HOW CAN I KNOW IF I NEED A FRENECTOMY?
This anomaly originates from childhood as it is a developmental problem from birth. The most common way to notice if you or your child has this problem is when a diastema appears.
Because the labial frenulum grows excessively, it generates an interdental space between the upper incisors, greater than what is considered normal. This affects the dental occlusion and the visual appearance of the patient.
However, this is not a determining factor. The appearance of a diastema may be due to other factors. Therefore, the evaluation of a specialist is necessary.
Dr Alfredo Zuiko is our specialist in Frenectomy treatments
WHT MIGHT I NEED A FRENECTOMY TREATMENT?
- Diastema between the incisor teeth.
- Limitation of the upper lip, which generates discomfort when smiling and speaking.
- Difficulty in the pronunciation of some words.
- Gum recession.
- Difficulty in brushing.
- It can generate the growth of a short lip that makes it difficult to seal the lips correctly.
WHEN IS IT RECOMMENDED TO PERFORM?
Specialists sometimes recommend that it is best to wait until the permanent maxillary canines have appeared. This is because at this stage it can be corrected naturally and a frenectomy would not be necessary.
However, this is a treatment that can be done in young children and actually, is normally performed in youngsters. On the other hand, it can also be done at any age.
Most importantly, is to firstly get a correct diagnosis made by our specialist, Dr Alfredo Zuiko.
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