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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dale Tylor
18 years experience in Pediatric ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Simple to do: Generally, in young babies this is done with a snip in clinic under local anesthetic. In older babies and young children it is done in the operat ... Read More

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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience in Dentistry
Frenectomy: A frenectomy is the surgical procedure to remove or relocate the muscular attachment between the lip and the attached gum and bone of the jaw. This is ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Larry Gottlieb
40 years experience in Dentistry
Removal: The suffix "ectomy" means removal. A fenumectomy is the removal of part of the frenum. The labial frenum is the muscle on the inner part of the uppe ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dale Tylor
18 years experience in Pediatric ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Not too long: Usually there is pain like a canker sore in the mouth for 1 to 10 days. Using some dental numbing gel on the area can help. Babies can use some infan ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tamer Abdel-azim
Specializes in Prosthodontics
Smile: A frenectomy is a procedure that involves removal of a frenum, which is usually connected to the inside of the lip. A "gummy" smile is caused by exces ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience in Orthodontics
See surgeon: You may have resorbable sutures, and they should be falling out about now. Call the practitioner that did your surgery if you're concerned.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience in Dentistry
Call surgeon: It would be wise to call the dentist who performed the procedure and advise them of your situation.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Bender
34 years experience in Dentistry
Depends: The ost for this procedure will depend on many things such as where you live and what practitioner is doing the procedure.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexander Gorup
28 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Normally?: Those performing it include ents, dentists, oral surgeons, family doctors.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Greg Rubin
36 years experience in Dentistry
Frenectomy: You will look the same... Just wil be able to do more fun things with your tongue.

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