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Pleasanton area dentist describes the frenulectomy procedure

Drs. Sambhav Jain, Shivani Gupta, and Arpana Gupta of the Center for Implant Dentistry deal with a wide range of oral health care issues. Not only are they the premier location for having dental implants placed and cared for, they also provide a wide range of general, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry treatments that can be used to rejuvenate the smile and improve health and beauty. Our team of professionals even perform procedures for Pleasanton area patients such as the frenulectomy.

Many patients are unfamiliar with frenulectomies. This procedure is done to address the lingual frenulum. This is the band of soft tissues that connect the gum tissue to the inside of the mouth and is positioned in-between and above the two front teeth. There is also a frenulum that attaches the tongue to the bottom of the mouth. This tissue is often not an issue for patients but sometimes it can be disfigured. It may be too short and tight, resulting in a condition known as anklyoglossia or “tongue-tied.” This is more of an issue for infants as it can keep them from being able to latch properly during breastfeeding.

A frenulectomy can be performed for patients of all ages. It is done under local anesthesia in our dental office. At the Center for Implant Dentistry, we can also talk to patients about sleep dentistry that can also reduce anxieties patients may have about undergoing these procedures. The procedure does require some healing time and stitches are used to facilitate proper healing of the soft tissues. These may be removed by the dentist or dissolvable stitches may be utilized as deemed appropriate.

Drs. Sambhav Jain, Shivani Gupta, and Arpana Gupta of the Center for Implant Dentistry are proud to provide a wide range of treatments for patients in and around their community. If you live close to the Pleasanton area and want to find out if you are an appropriate candidate for a frenulectomy procedure, contact our practice today. Our state-of-the-art facility can help patients with a myriad of dental and oral health concerns, including that of frenulum treatment.

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