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Austin Periodontal Associates                             
7800 Mopac, Suite 310                                         
Austin, TX 78759

Phone: (512) 346-6097
Fax: (512) 346-8135

Email: info@austinperiodontal.com

Regular Office Hours:

  • Monday 7:30am to 3:30pm
  • Tuesday 7:30am to 3:30pm
  • Wednesday 7:30am to 3:30pm
  • Thursday 7:30am to 3:30pm
  • Friday 7:30am to 12:00pm (Administrative Staff Only)
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7800 N Mopac Expy
Austin, TX, 78759
United States

(512) 346-6097

Board Certified Periodontists, Dr. Daniel O'Dell and Dr. Kyle Smith, offer procedures in periodontics and dental implants using the most up-to-date technology possible. Their office in Austin, TX is dedicated to providing the highest level of periodontal care.

Frenectomy

Frenectomy

A "frenum" is a thin band of tissue. There are many frenae in the mouth, such as the strand along the middle base of your tongue, or on the middle inside of your upper or lower lip.

An overly short frenum below the tongue restricts tongue movement and affects speech. Shortened frenae on the inside of the lips pull on the gum tissue. This can cause the gum to recede away from the teeth or gaps between the teeth to develop. Frenectomies are safe, simple procedures that dramatically improve comfort and freedom of motion in your mouth. A frenectomy is sometimes needed for dentures to fit properly, or to maintain the results of some orthodontic treatments.

Procedure: During the procedure, your periodontist numbs the frenum and surrounding area with an anesthetic. Next, he or she carefully frees up the restrictive tissue. The site heals within several days, with immediate and gratifying results.


Before

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After

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