Levens Family Dentistry | Frenectomy in Colorado Springs

Robert E. Levens, D.D.S. Fellowship of A.G.D.

Let your smile speak life!

Providing Quality Dentistry for over 25 years


1675 Briargate Blvd. Ste. A 80920 719-574-1705

Office Hours: Monday: 7:45am - 2pm

Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday: 7:45am - 5pm

Friday: By Appointment

 

Frenectomy
 
Levens Family Dentistry in Colorado Springs CO

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 Dr. Levens' 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.

 
 
 
Colorado Springs Dentist | Frenectomy. Robert Levens, DDS is a Colorado Springs Dentist.