Frenectomies for kids in Kyle, TX

Frenectomies For Kids

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Restore Their Oral Range Of Motion

Does your child suffer from restricted tongue or lip mobility due to overly tight frenulum tissue? This painful condition can contribute to feeding, speech and orthodontic issues if not addressed. Fortunately, Kids Tooth Team offers quick frenectomy procedures at our Kyle location to cleanly release the tongue or lips back to their full range of motion. This quick treatment can provide great relief. Contact us to see how treatment can help your child thrive.

What Is A Frenectomy?

A frenectomy is a simple, minimally-invasive procedure that releases tongue ties or lip ties. These issues arise when the tissue (frenulum) connecting the tongue or lips to oral cavities overly restricts movement.

Children may experience feeding, speech or orthodontic problems without treatment. During a frenectomy at our Kyle pediatric dental office, Dr. Alexandra Otto clips the tight frenulum to restore normal range of motion. This quick treatment can provide great relief.

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How Are Frenectomies Performed?

The process begins with Dr. Alex cleaning your child's mouth. While we offer numbing and sedation options, our laser technology is minimally invasive so discomfort is rare.

Next, a small handheld laser gently snips the frenulum tissue tying down the tongue or lips. Only a tiny amount gets removed to release restricted movement. The entire appointment takes just minutes without stitches since laser procedures are so precise.

Afterwards, Dr. Otto explains at-home care instructions to follow that help ensure proper healing. This includes stretching exercises to prevent reattachment. The straightforward approach brings rapid relief.

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Free Second Opinions

Have you been told that your child needs a frenectomy? Not sure if that's really the case? We offer free second opinions at Kids Tooth Team . Dr. Alex has years of experience with frenectomies.

She can examine your child's mouth and determine whether or not a frenectomy is truly necessary. As a conservative pediatric dentist, Dr. Alex will only recommend surgery if she truly believes that it is necessary to protect your child's oral health.

Keeping Your Kiddos Comfortable With Laser Dentistry

We utilize child-friendly NVPro3 dental laser technology at our Kyle office to ensure comfortable, minimally invasive frenectomies. Unlike bulky surgical lasers, this soft tissue laser is pen-sized, quiet and handheld. These attributes put little patient at ease and dampens their fears about the process and procedure.

Precision laser energy seals nerve endings and blood vessels upon contact, enabling numb-free procedures with virtually no bleeding or pain. Kids also heal faster compared to traditional methods. By integrating advanced yet non-threatening options like our state-of-the-art laser, we provide the safest, most comforting care experience possible.

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Other Ways We Use Laser Dentistry At Our Office

Beyond frenectomies, our NVPro3 laser can be used for:

  • Gum Reshaping — Laser recontouring swiftly refines gumlines after orthodontics or to balance smiles with faster recovery than traditional tools.
  • Operculum Removal — Flaps around emerging molars get removed to relieve pain and reduce decay and infection risks.
  • Tissue Biopsies — Rare abnormal tissue gets sampled comfortably in minutes versus surgical biopsies. Lasers enable quicker, less painful procedures.
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Have Questions About Frenectomies? Get Answers Here.

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What Is The Recovery Process After A Frenectomy?

Since our Kyle clinic utilizes laser technology for frenectomies, procedures rarely cause bleeding or require sutures. Mild soreness sometimes occurs but quickly fades with children's pain relievers, if those over-the-counter medications are needed at all.

The most important recovery emphasis is doing prescribed stretching exercises several times daily. These motions extend the tongue or lips to their new range post-procedure while preventing frenulum reattachment during initial healing. Dr. Alex provides families detailed instructions for properly conducting these simple motions. Following her exercise plan ensures optimal outcomes from the procedure so Kyle kids gain full mobility benefits from their frenectomy.

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Are Frenectomies Covered By Insurance?

Frenectomy coverage depends on individual policies — both medical and dental plans may apply. We recommend Kyle families contact carriers to verify available benefits beforehand.

Kids Tooth Team also aims to provide affordable access to care through payment plans from CareCredit that allow easy monthly installments. By exploring all options upfront, we'll find the best way to make your child's treatment feasible. Quality dental health deserves a sound investment.

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Will My Child Feel Any Pain During Treatment?

Our Kyle clinic’s laser frenectomies are entirely painless, eliminating common fears over discomfort or needles. The precise technology requires no numbing in most cases due to instant coagulation of tissue upon contact. However, we happily provide numbing or deeper sedation for any patients expressing nervousness or at parental request to further ease tensions. Kids Tooth Team focuses wholly on maintaining a comfortable, anxiety-free environment for little ones under our care. Please discuss any preferences or concerns transparently so we can customize an approach ensuring your child feels no distress throughout the stress-free procedure.

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How Do Soft Tissue Lasers Work?

Soft tissue lasers feature a powerful beam of light focused through a tiny fiber-optic tip, concentrating extreme heat energy. When this hot tip contacts oral soft tissues, it instantly vaporizes a tiny path through the area while simultaneously sealing blood vessels and nerves. This dual action eliminates bleeding and discomfort generally associated with invasive procedures. The precision of the laser also allow it to avoid impacting surrounding tissues, which eliminate the need for sutures. Kids heal cleanly and quickly without extensive damage thanks to our cutting-edge therapeutic laser technology.

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