What is frenectomy?

A frenectomy is a surgical procedure performed to remove or modify a frenulum, which is a small fold of tissue that connects two structures in the oral cavity. There’s the lingual frenulum under your tongue and the labial frenula between your lips and gums. Sometimes, these frenula can be tight or positioned in a way that affects your oral health and appearance.
Frenectomies are most performed on the lingual frenum, which is the band of tissue that connects the underside of the tongue to the floor of the mouth. In some cases, it can be excessively tight or short which can restrict the movement of the tongue and potentially interfere with speech, eating, and oral hygiene. A lingual frenectomy involves the removal or release of the lingual frenulum to improve tongue mobility and function.
Frenectomies can also be performed on the labial frenum, which is the band of tissue that connects the upper or lower lip to the gums. If the labial frenulum is abnormally positioned or too thick, it can lead to diastema, which is a gap between the front teeth. In such cases, a labial frenectomy may be performed to remove or reposition the frenulum and help close the gap between the teeth.
If you have been advised that you lack sufficient bone tissue for dental implants, bone grafting may offer a viable solution. Dental implants supported by a bone graft, with proper care and maintenance, can provide a durable and natural-looking tooth replacement option. Be sure to consult with Dr Ivanov to determine if bone grafting is suitable for your specific situation and to explore the available options for bone augmentation.

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The frenectomy process

During a frenectomy procedure, Dr Ivanov uses a local anaesthetic to numb the area around the frenum. They will then use a scalpel or laser to remove the excess tissue. The procedure is typically quick and relatively painless, and patients can usually return to their normal activities within a few days. After the frenectomy, patients may need to perform stretching exercises or undergo speech therapy to help their tongue or lips adjust to their new range of motion.

A frenectomy offers a simple and effective solution for various dental and oral health problems caused by excess or misplaced frenum tissue and Dr Ivanov will help determine if it’s the right treatment for you.

What is Tori Removal?

Tori removal is a simple surgical procedure offered by Dr Ivanov to address bony growths known as torus mandibularis or torus palatinus. While tori are usually harmless and do not require treatment, they can sometimes interfere with oral function, such as eating and speaking or generally cause discomfort.
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The Process of Tori Removal

Tori removal is a relatively simple procedure that is routinely performed by Dr. Ivanov. The procedure typically involves making a small incision in the gum tissue and using specialized instruments to remove the excess bone. The procedure may be performed under local anaesthesia or sedation, depending on the size and location of the tori and the patient’s level of comfort. After the procedure, the patient may experience some mild discomfort and swelling, but this can usually be managed with over-the-counter pain relievers and cold compresses.If you have tori and are experiencing discomfort or difficulty with oral function, tori removal may be a viable option for you. Contact Dr. Ivanov today so he may evaluate your oral health and determine if tori removal is necessary.
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What is Soft Tissue Biopsy?

Soft tissue biopsy is a dental procedure used to diagnose various conditions by collecting a sample of abnormal tissue for examination. During the procedure, a local anaesthetic is administered to minimize discomfort. Dr. Ivanov then removes a small piece of tissue using a scalpel, biopsy punch, or needle aspiration. The sample is carefully preserved and sent to a pathology laboratory for analysis by skilled pathologists. The results help determine the appropriate treatment plan. Although there may be temporary side effects, such as swelling or bleeding, proper care and follow-up instructions alleviate concerns. By understanding the importance of soft tissue biopsy, individuals can approach the procedure confidently and gain valuable insights into their health. Soft tissue biopsy is a safe and effective procedure for diagnosing oral lesions and growths. It is important to maintain good oral hygiene and attend regular dental checkups to help detect and prevent the development of oral health issues. If you have a suspicious oral lesion or growth, talk to Dr. Ivanov about whether a soft tissue biopsy may be necessary to diagnose and treat the issue.

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