Gentle Laser Treatment Ensures an Easy Procedure & Recovery

During a frenectomy, your dentist removes the frenum, a small fold of tissue that can cause oral health problems. We use a gentle laser, which offers benefits over traditional surgical methods:

  • Minimal Discomfort – The soft-tissue laser is gentle on delicate mouth tissues. You’ll have a calmer and more positive treatment experience and a faster recovery.
  • Precise Results – Using a laser means only the necessary tissue is targeted. As a result, healthy tissue is preserved.
  • Faster Healing – The laser’s energy seals blood vessels as it works, minimizing bleeding and swelling. No stitching is needed. You can return to your normal activities right away.
  • Fewer Post-Operative Infections – The laser sterilizes the treatment area, lowering the risk of post-procedure infection.

We can numb your mouth with local anesthesia. If you’re nervous, you can also receive laughing gas or take an oral sedative prior to your procedure.

There are several reasons a frenectomy may be recommended for adults:

  • Speech Problems – If the frenum restricts tongue movement, affecting speech, a frenectomy can help you speak more clearly.
  • Orthodontic Concerns – For patients undergoing orthodontic treatment, a tight frenum can interfere with tooth alignment and movement. Removing the frenum can make orthodontics more effective.
  • Periodontal Health – A prominent frenum can contribute to gum recession and make you more prone to gum disease. Addressing this issue can improve overall gum health.
  • Denture Fit – For patients with dentures, a frenectomy can enhance comfort and fit.

Call 425-243-0843 to see if you might need tongue-tie removal in Edmonds. You can also schedule online.