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Kenneth L.Westbrook, DDS, PA | Frenectomy in Morehead City

Kenneth L. Westbrook, DDS, P. A.
252-726-5778

 

 

General Family Dentistry 

3708 Symi Circle

Morehead City, NC

 Important COVID-19 Information for Our Office:

Due to the recent pandemic our office has put some new policies and procedures in place. Our office is unable to see any walkins at this time. You MUST have a scheduled appointment in order to be seen. 

All patients are now required to complete a few screening questions prior to their appointment. We are also encouraging our patients, parents excorting their children, and caregivers to wear a mask to their scheduled appointments. We would be happy to provide a mask for those that do not have a mask available.

You will need to contact our office immediately if you have an upcoming appointment and have had a persisent cough, fever, or any flu-like symptoms in the past 21 days. If you have traveled to any areas highly effected by the COVID virus within the last two weeks, please contact our office. Also if you or a member of your family has been exposed to someone, you are aware of, that has tested positive for the COVID virus please call our office.

We understand that many of our new policies and procedures may pose an inconvience on our patients. We are doing all we can to provide a safe environment to our patients as well as protect our staff and families. 

 

  

Frenectomy
 
Kenneth L.Westbrook, DDS, PA in Morehead City NC

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 or laser and takes less than 15 minutes. Using a laser causes very little bleeding and does not require stitches. A laser also results in less postoperative discomfort and a shorter healing time. Young children and infants are put under general anesthesia for the procedure 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.

 
 
 
Morehead City Dentist | Frenectomy. Kenneth L. Westbrook, DDS is a Morehead City Dentist.