Patients that are tongue- or lip-tied have a small piece of connective tissue, called the frenulum, that restricts their oral function. Tongue-ties restrict the movement of the tongue, making speaking, eating and breastfeeding in infants difficult. Lip-ties can cause a space to form between the front teeth or lead to an open-mouth appearance even when the lips are resting. This restrictive tissue can be gently removed through a frenectomy in East Orange and Bloomfield, NJ. We offer frenectomy treatment with our state-of-the-art dental lasers for a painless and quick treatment. Laser frenectomies can be completed within minutes, do not require sutures and boast a quicker healing time than traditional scalpels and sutures.
Our practice focuses on minimally invasive, modern dental treatments, which is why we have invested in state-of-the-art laser dentistry. Our dental lasers allow us to perform many common treatments in a more gentle and timely manner. Using our laser, we can make a frenectomy an easy, quick and virtually painless procedure. Laser dentistry is an excellent option for children, who more commonly require frenectomy treatment. Because there are no frightening sights, tastes or sounds with our laser, kids can have their frenectomy treatment performed quickly and be able to leave our office faster than traditional methods. The treatments usually take just minutes to perform and cause no bleeding, with the laser cauterizing the wound at the same time. This also means there is no need for uncomfortable sutures in the sensitive soft tissues. After receiving a frenectomy, patients typically can get back to their everyday routines immediately.