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Bensalem Office

215-638-9952

3554 Hulmeville Rd, Suite 111

Bensalem, PA 19020 USA

Neshaminy Valley Office

215-750-9955

4736 Neshaminy Blvd.,

Bensalem, PA 19020 USA

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.

Office Hours

Bensalem Office Hours

Monday:

9:00 AM-5:00 pm

Tuesday:

1:00 PM-7:00 PM

Wednesday:

1:00 PM-7:00 PM

Thursday:

9:00 AM-3:00 pm

Friday:

Closed

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

Closed

Neshaminy Valley Office Hours

Monday:

9:00 am-5:00 pm

Tuesday:

1:00 pm-7:00 pm

Wednesday:

1:00 pm-7:00 pm

Thursday:

9:00 am-3:00 pm

Friday:

9:00 am-3:00 pm

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

Closed

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