You may not realize the importance of gum tissues until you experience problems that affect your function or self-esteem. Issues like tongue-tie, a “gummy” smile, or gum disease can all make it difficult to live a healthy and confident life. At Woodbridge Periodontal and Implant Center, our periodontist has experience treating all these soft tissue concerns, from a gingivectomy to a frenectomy in Fairfax & Woodbridge, VA. Our doctor has completed years of focused education and training after dental school in diagnosing, treating, and preventing problems related to the gums. This experience also includes specialized bone and tissue grafting and dental implants. Our team has the expertise to efficiently and effectively treat your gum tissues with personalized and targeted treatment.
A frenectomy is a surgical procedure that removes the frenulum, or the tissue restricting the movement of the tongue or upper lip. Patients with tongue-tie or lip-tie can experience numerous functional problems associated with eating, swallowing, breathing, and speaking. A frenulum that grows abnormally can also affect the development of the two front teeth, creating a gap that orthodontics may not be able to close. A frenectomy in Fairfax & Woodbridge, VA is a fast procedure made painless with numbing agents and sedation. Infants, children, and adults who undergo this procedure experience better function, health, and confidence.
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