We've Moved!

Oak Brook Dental Affiliates has moved down the street to 360 W Butterfield Rd #330, Elmhurst, IL 60126 in the Cottage Hill Dental Care building. Dr. Mohammad Asadi and Dr. Sanaz Amiran are seeing all of Oak Brook Dental Affiliates patients at this location. Please call (630) 530-7998 to schedule an appointment. You can also visit us on the web at www.MyElmhurstDentist.com

Frenectomy

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.

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Monday:

8:00 am-3:00 pm

Tuesday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

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Closed

Friday:

8:00 am-3:00 pm

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Sunday:

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