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Jeffrey Sachs, DMD | Frenectomy in Hazlet

Jeffrey S. Sachs, D.M.D.

812 Poole Avenue, Suite E
Hazlet, NJ 07730

(732) 739-0900

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Monday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Tuesday: 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
    Wednesday: Closed          
Thursday:9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Sunday: Closed

Frenectomy
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Jeffrey Sachs, DMD in Hazlet NJ

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.