Frenectomies in Pearland, TX

Being tongue-tied is not just a phrase but an actual condition in which the frenums (tissues that connect lips and tongue with the gums) become too tight. It can restrict your oral function and cause speech difficulty among children and adults. That’s why Dental Specialists of Pearland perform frenectomies, to relieve the tension in the frenum tissues. Dr. Ruben Sauceda will guide you about the right age to get a frenectomy and discuss the procedure details. You can rest assured that your oral care is in the most skillful hands. So don’t delay treatment any longer – Book an appointment at our practice today.

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    Frenectomies in Pearland, TX

    Who Should Get Frenectomies?

    Infants and young children are more likely to have tongue-ties or lip-ties due to thick frenum tissues. If this condition occurs in infancy, it can make it harder to feed your child by breastfeeding or bottle-feeding.

    Among toddlers and young children, tight frenum tissues can result in speech difficulties. It also makes it troublesome to eat and chew food properly. Labial frenum tissues can cause a gap between your child’s front teeth, affecting the normal alignment.

    To prevent such complications from a young age, our Pearland, TX, specialists recommend frenectomies. We will perform a thorough assessment to determine the best time for getting a frenectomy. The procedure is safe for children and does not cause any complications.

    Questions About Frenectomies?

    Types Of Frenectomies In Pearland, TX

    Our oral cavity has three different frenum tissues: lingual (tongue), labial (upper lips), and buccal (cheeks). Most infants and children suffer from tight lingual and labial frenums, so we offer two major types of frenectomies:

    • Labial Frenectomy: If the tissue fold beneath that connects the upper lips with the gums is too tight, we will incise it gently to reduce tension. This allows you to move your upper lips more freely during speech and eating.
    • Lingual Frenectomy: With this minimal surgery, we free the frenum tissues that connect the tongue with the base of the mouth. It greatly improves speech and other oral functions.

    Steps Involved In A Frenectomy

    Frenectomies may sound painful, especially for a child, but don’t worry – Our Pearland, TX, dentists will use all the right measures to make the process pain-free and comfortable. We will start the process by injecting a local anesthetic to numb the frenum tissues. Next, we will cut the tight frenum tissues with a scalpel or laser. Our dental experts will perform the surgery with gentle care to minimize the risk of bleeding and discomfort.

    After the frenum tissues are released, we will place a gauze over the treatment site to control bleeding. Our team will provide post-op instructions to help your child recover smoothly. Our dentists may also prescribe oral painkillers to reduce the chance of pain and swelling after treatment.

    What Our Patients Say

    Heart for the Dental Specialists of Pearland

    Love the staff and dentists at this office. Incredibly kind! Always willing to work with you trying to figure out the best option. They are so knowledgeable and thorough. Dr Cabrera is patient and professional and has treated me on time every time. I wish more doctors’ office were run like this.
    Maggie Lentz
    Maggie Lentz
    Wonderful staff and Dr. Cabrera is great! Allowed my wife back for the consultation so i didn’t have to remember anything. Not a fan of doctor's in general, but Dr. Cabrera put me st ease. Highly recomend if you need extensive work.
    Donald Hofstetter
    Donald Hofstetter
    Dr. Sauceda did an excellent job, talked me through the procedure and followed up with very useful information and suggestions. I highly recommend him for his expertise and professionalism.
    Rochella Cooper
    Rochella Cooper
    The clinic staff is very friendly and respectful. Dr. Sauceda is a brilliant and meticulous professional with his work. I feel like my dental health is in good hands. Thank you for your extraordinary service!
    Eduardo Garcia
    Eduardo Garcia
    Great service and friendly staff. Dr. Sauceda and his team is the best! They welcome you like family and take care of all your dental needs with the highest degree of professionalism and empathy. I recommend Dental Specialists Of Pearland to all of my friends and family. Please give them a try, you won’t regret it.
    Roberto Soluren
    Roberto Soluren
    Dr Sauceda is very patient and always makes a big effort to assist his patients no matter the circumstance. If anyone is in need of an implant specialist or denture specialist (dual board certified) in Pearland, he is your go to doctor!!
    Simon Wong
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    Visit Our Dental Practice Today

    Our dental specialists can help you make the best decisions for your child’s oral health. For pain-free frenectomies in Pearland, TX, schedule an appointment at our practice today. You can contact our team at (713) 436-7697 for assistance.

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