Frenectomy

A frenum is a naturally occurring muscle attachment, normally seen between the front teeth (either upper or lower). It connects the inner aspect of the lip with the gum. A lack of attached gingiva, in conjunction with a high (closer to the biting surface) frenum attachment, which exaggerates the pull on the gum margin, can result in recession. Additionally, an excessively large frenum can prevent the teeth from coming together resulting in a gap between the front teeth. If pulling is seen or the frenum is too large to allow the teeth to come together, the frenum is surgically released from the gum with a frenectomy. A frenectomy is simply the surgical removal of a frenum.

When Orthodontic treatment is planned or initiated, the removal of an abnormal frenum, with or without a gingival graft, can increase stability and improve success of the final orthodontic result.

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Patient Review by Robert D

This is a terrific group! Two great and caring dentists, and an equally professional and friendly staff.

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Patient Review by Robert G

Even though we don’t live in La Jolla any more, coming in for dental work is an easy choice. I can’t imagine going anywhere else!

- Robert G

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Patient Review by Janet L

I had an exceptional experience at La Jolla Dental Boutique with all the procedures I had done, including teeth cleaning, x-rays and an exam with Dr. Irene, replacement of old fillings, an extraction, and an implant. The staff is very friendly, informative and easy to work with. The hygienist performed the most thorough cleaning I can ever remember having! I scheduled an appointment to replace some old fillings and I am very pleased with the result! I later had a tooth extraction and was nervous, but Dr. Irene made it seem easy. She is kind and made sure to explain the procedures as well as aftercare. She has a gentle touch and really put me at ease. At another appointment, Dr. Erez performed an implant for me under sedation. The sedation and the procedure were both successful! I did not experience any discomfort during the procedure and I have gone on to heal without incident. The assistants in the office are so nice and they all seem to work well together! I can highly recommend La Jolla Dental Boutique for your dental care.

- Janet L

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Patient Review by Andre R

I am tremendously satisfied with the services provided by La Jolla Dental Boutique. The doctors and supporting staff have demonstrated an unrivaled level of professionalism. They truly care about the overall well being of the patients they serve.

- Andre R

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Patient Review by Shalom M

Highly recommend Other than heaving a great dentist as dr Irene, who worked Magic’s with the digital crowns The ability to have a team of restorative dentist and a periodontist , dr Erez Nosrati who removed the teeth and installed the implants gave me an amazing experience during the entire treatment.

- Shalom M

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