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Marvel Dental | Frenectomy in Carson City


Jamie L. Marvel, DDS

410 Fleischmann Way Suite A

Carson City, NV 89703

(775) 884-3322


A frenulum is a piece of tissue that prevents an organ from moving. There is a frenulum that attaches your upper lip to the gums, while another connects the lower lip to the gums. A frenulum that is too short or thick, will cause problems in speech patterns and tooth misalignment. In infants, a shortened frenulum underneath the tongue will inhibit breastfeeding. When the frenulum disrupts movement, growth, or development, corrective action is necessary to resolve the situation.

A frenectomy is a minor surgical procedure that is performed in your dentist’s office. It can be performed with either a scalpel, laser, or electrosurge and takes less than 15 minutes. Using a laser or electrosurge causes very little bleeding and does not require stitches. These methods results in less postoperative discomfort and a shorter healing time. Very young children and infants are put under general anesthesia for the procedure (this will be referred to a Pediatric specialist). Most children and adults have the procedure performed using local anesthesia. If your child needs a frenectomy, there is nothing to worry about. The procedure is very successful and causes minimal discomfort.

Carson City Dentist | Frenectomy. Jamie Marvel, DDS is a Carson City Dentist.