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Why Laser Frenectomies Are a Gentler Option

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What is a Frenectomy?

As part of our mouth anatomy, we have small flaps of skin that connect our upper and lower lips to our gum tissue and our tongue to the floor of the mouth. For most patients, these are rarely thought about and function just fine. When that small tissue flap is too bulky or long, however, it can create what is commonly called a tongue-tie. It can even create a gap between your two front teeth.

Addressing this problem is a simple task, in most cases. A minor surgery can correct this issue and prevent the gap between teeth and the speech challenges that often come with a tongue-tie. ...

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Caring for Your Child's Mouth after a Frenectomy

Laser Frenectomy | Nederland Family Dental

No parent wants to discover that their child needs surgery, no matter how simple the procedure may be.

What is a Frenectomy

At Nederland Family Dental, we provide accurate gum surgeries, including frenectomies, with laser dentistry. Laser dentistry results in less discomfort and bleeding, and it speeds up healing time, as compared to traditional surgery.

A frenulum is a small piece of tissue that limits the mobility of certain organs. In dentistry, we address the small piece of tissue above your two front teeth or under your tongue. Surgery on the tissue beneath the tongue is often called tongue-tie surgery because failure to address a tongue-tie may impair speech development.

Using a laser, ...

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What Is Laser Gum Surgery?

Gum Sculpting Nederland TX

With its invention, laser gum surgery has provided a more comfortable and precise way for patients to undergo treatment for soft tissue conditions than with traditional methods. Patients prefer laser treatment because it is far less invasive and more comfortable.

Gingival gum sculpting – addresses irregularly shaped gums or gummy smiles
Periodontal gum treatments – eliminates diseased and damaged tissue and reduces periodontal pocket sizes
Frenectomies – reduces tissue of the frenum (small flaps of skin between the lips and teeth), which may interfere with speech or cause a gap between the front teeth
Tongue-tie release – reduces the size of the tissue under the tongue
Lesion removal – removes precancerous or ...

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Is Gum Sculpting Right for You?

Gum Sculpting Nederland TX

Many patients come to Nederland Family Dental wanting to improve the appearance of their smiles. You can easily find information about cosmetic dentistry at just about every turn – veneers, teeth whitening, and porcelain crowns have all received a certain level of fame when it comes to discussing the appearance of teeth.

What we don’t often hear about, however, is how your gums can affect the appearance of your smile. For some patients, though, this can be a really big deal if their gums are bulky or look overgrown.

Treating Gummy Smiles

One of the biggest complaints about the appearance of gum tissue is having a "gummy smile." This occurs when the gums ...

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3 Benefits of Laser Gum Treatments over Traditional Gum Surgery

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When patients think of cosmetic dentistry, their teeth come to mind, but what about their gums? Your gums are part of your smile, too, and can dramatically affect your appearance, especially if you suffer from a gummy smile, gum recession, or an asymmetrical gumline.

You might be surprised to learn that in many cases, we can address this problem with laser periodontal surgery. When you think of surgery, dramatic images of a scalpel may come to mind. In our Southeast Texas dental office, however, we have taken full advantage of modern laser dentistry to assist in cosmetic dentistry, so our patients can enjoy a more positive experience and more ...

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