Here at the office of Fatemeh Hadjian, DDS, we are proud to offer the procedure known as a frenectomy.
It is always our goal to give you a smile of which you can be proud. However, many people have a frenum, which is extra gum and tissue between the upper front teeth. Because of this, their front teeth have a gap between them, and sometimes it’s a very noticeable one.
When you have a frenum, we perform a frenectomy to remove the excess tissue between your teeth. However, unless we remove the extra tissue before the permanent teeth come in, you will still have a gap between your teeth.
The tissue also attaches the tongue to the floor of the mouth and if it’s attached too tight, it can cause speech problems and difficulty pronouncing some words.
After a thorough examination, we will discuss the best time to perform the procedure. We may have to put braces on to pull your teeth together before the frenectomy. We may also talk about using a retainer to help hold your teeth together after we perform the procedure.
It is our goal to give you a smile of which you are proud, and we are dedicated to ensuring that happens. We will work with you to close the gap between your teeth, whether we perform a frenectomy alone or with other procedures to give you the smile you deserve.
If you have any questions about frenectomies or would like to discuss the gap between your teeth, don’t hesitate to contact us today at (760) 568-6900.