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Tong-tie | Lip-tie Treatment in Burnaby: Comprehensive Frenectomy Care by Dr. Ivy Yu

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Understanding Tongue-tie • Purpose and Procedure of a Frenectomy

A frenectomy is a surgical procedure to remove or modify the frenum, a small fold of tissue in the mouth. At My Smile Health Dental in Burnaby, BC, Dr. Ivy Yu adopts a holistic approach to this procedure, often necessary for resolving tongue-ties or lip-ties. These conditions, where the frenum restricts the movement of the tongue or lip, can cause issues with speech, eating, and in infants, breastfeeding.

Does Frenectomy Treatment hurt?

The procedure is generally quick and involves minimal discomfort, especially when performed with advanced laser technology. Healing time varies but typically ranges from a few days to a couple of weeks. Dr. Yu, a skilled frenectomy dentist in Burnaby, ensures that the procedure is as comfortable and stress-free as possible.

Risks and Costs of Frenectomy for Tongue-Tie in Burnaby

While frenectomy is a safe procedure, like any surgery, it can carry some risks, such as bleeding, infection, or scarring. However, these risks are significantly reduced when the procedure is performed by an experienced professional like Dr. Yu. The cost of a frenectomy can vary, but at My Smile Health Dental, we strive to provide effective and affordable treatment options, including laser frenectomy in Burnaby.

Consequences of Delaying Frenectomy Treatment

Delaying a necessary frenectomy can lead to persistent difficulties. For children, it might mean continued challenges with feeding and speech development. Adults might experience chronic issues such as speech difficulties, dental problems, or discomfort during everyday activities. Addressing tongue-tie or lip-tie issues early with a frenectomy can prevent these complications.

Frenectomy Surgery Process

Frenectomy surgery, especially when utilizing laser technology, is a precise and minimally invasive procedure. The laser reduces bleeding and discomfort and promotes quicker healing. The process involves:
  1. Consultation and Diagnosis: A thorough examination to assess the need for a frenectomy.
  2. Preparation: Local anesthesia is applied to ensure comfort.
  3. Procedure: The frenum is carefully cut or altered using a laser or scalpel.
  4. Aftercare Instructions: Guidance on oral hygiene and eating habits to promote healing.
Dr. Ivy Yu and her team provide comprehensive care throughout the process, ensuring that each patient understands and is comfortable with each step.

Effective and Affordable Frenectomy Treatment in Burnaby

At My Smile Health Dental, we recognize the importance of addressing tongue-tie and lip-tie issues promptly. Dr. Ivy Yu offers expert frenectomy services, including laser frenectomy, to provide the best care for both children and adults in Burnaby. Our approach is not just about the procedure; it’s about ensuring overall oral health and well-being.

Enhance Your Child's Quality of Life!

If you or your child is experiencing difficulties related to a tongue-tie or lip-tie, contact us for a consultation. Our team is dedicated to providing top-quality, affordable frenectomy treatment in Burnaby, ensuring that each patient achieves optimal oral function and health.

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