What is a Frenectomy?

Picture1In certain situations, a general dentist may recommend you undergo a frenectomy procedure to improve oral function, appearance and, ultimately, quality of life.
The best way to understand the frenectomy procedure is to understand the frenum. 

What is a “frenum?”
The frenum is a small tissue attachment inside the mouth and gums. As you can see in the image on the right, there are two kinds of frenum in the mouth, the labial frenum and the lingual frenum.

When is a Frenectomy Necessary?
Frenectomies are needed when a frenum impedes functionality of the mouth or causes other dental problems, such as pain or speech issues.

Benefits Associated with Frenectomy Procedures:

  • Can eliminate a source of gum recession
  • Can reduce discomfort in the mouth
  • Can improve appearance by eliminating gap between the two front teeth
  • Can boost self-confidence
  • Can improve chewing function
  • Can stabilize dentures (for denture wearers)
  • Can improve speech
  • Can boost appetite through improved chewing function

Why Have Your Frenectomy at Barotz Dental?
At Barotz Dental in downtown Denver, comprehensive and advanced frenectomy treatments are part of our Total Dental Solutions offering. In addition to frenectomies, Total Dental Solutions enables Dr. Barotz and the team at Barotz Dental to handle all aspects of your care in a quick, comfortable and personalized manner.

We believe in providing Quality Quickly, and our advanced PerioLase equipment allows us to offer frenectomy treatment that is fast, excellent and only minimally invasive because it reduces the pain and bleeding after the procedure.

Our team also recognizes that frenectomies can sometimes be more urgently recommended treatment. At Barotz Dental, we will work with you and your schedule to expedite treatment that is considered time-sensitive. If you are possibly in need of a frenectomy, call us at (303)595-4994 today and we’ll happily set up a no-charge consultation that fits with your schedule!


About BarotzDental

Dr. Charles S. Barotz is a 1980 graduate of Georgetown University School of Dentistry and has dedicated his life to provide you with the best that dentistry has to offer. Dr. Barotz is continually educating himself and his staff with the newest dental techniques and approaches, in order to provide you with advanced, state of the art, comfortable, personalized, and antiseptic dental care. Dr. Barotz has been published and lectures internationally on numerous subjects relating to excellence in dentistry.
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