At our office, we are prepared for any dental situation that may arise. Sometime, that involves minor oral surgeries to address any problems you are having in your mouth. Some of these surgeries include:
A frenectomy is a minor oral surgery to remove frenum in your mouth. Frenum is a muscle that attaches tissue. In the mouth there are two frenum; a labial frenum and a lingual frenum.
The labial frenum is the tiny flap of muscle that connects your upper lip to the gum above your front teeth. The lingual frenum is found at the bottom of the tongue and connects to the floor of your mouth. Frenectomies can reduce oral discomfort, enhances bite function, and can help to improve communication and expression.
Frenum removal is fairly quick and painless. Using laser technology, we contour the size and shape of the frenum. The use of a laser reduces scarring and wound contraction.
Fibromas are masses of connective tissue. They often grow in response to irritation or trauma in the mouth. While rarely cancerous, they can grow to be irritating and we may recommend getting them removed. Fibromas can grow on the tongue, lips, and cheeks. If you commonly bite an area, or if it becomes irritated by an object such as braces or dentures, a fibroma is likely to grow. Fibroma removal is fairly simple and can be done right in our office.
When your adult teeth become infected, decayed, or damaged, it is sometimes necessary to have them extracted. During a tooth extraction, we will first numb the area around your tooth. You will feel minimal discomfort while we remove the tooth. We will then use a tool called an elevator to loosen your tooth before we pull it with forceps. After extraction, we will pack the socket with gauze to help promote clotting. In some cases, we will use stitches to help close the wound. There are usually self dissolving and will disappear in a few days. Over the counter medication can be used after the extraction to help mitigate any pain or discomfort that you may feel.