Question: When should a frenectomy be done?

Best time for frenectomy is after your diastema is closed If there is already a space between the teeth, the best time to do the frenectomy is after your orthodontist has closed the space with braces. This is most effective for two reasons.

How do you know if you need a frenectomy?

A few symptoms might include having trouble breastfeeding, losing or not gaining weight, colic or gassiness, or clicking sound when sucking. Symptoms in a breastfeeding mother might also signal whether your infant needs a frenectomy. These include pain while breastfeeding, engorgement, mastitis, or infection.

Should a frenectomy be done before or after braces?

Once the frenum is removed, the position of the teeth is more likely to remain stable. We recommend to complete the frenectomy after tooth movement, but before braces are removed. After a frenectomy, relapse is prevented and lip movement when smiling is not limited.

How long does it take for a frenectomy to heal?

Two to three days following surgery, white, possible hard tissue may be seen in the surgical site. This signifies normal, healing tissue. Complete healing of the extraction site may take several weeks.

How long is recovery from frenectomy?

Two to three days following surgery, white, possible hard tissue may be seen in the surgical site. This signifies normal, healing tissue. Complete healing of the extraction site may take several weeks.

How long does a frenectomy hurt for?

Discomfort should subside daily. If not, please call our office. Avoid vigorous rinsing, sucking on the wound, spitting, using a straw, and exercising for 48 hours after procedure to help prevent discomfort.

Does a Frenulum grow back?

If the frenulum is completely cut, then it cannot regrow . Hard patches of skin can form in the area as scar tissue. If the frenulum tear is not a complete cut, it will heal.

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