A frenectomy is a minor surgical procedure to remove a frenum. Your mouth contains several frenula, which are small folds of tissue located inside the upper and lower lip and under the tongue.
The procedure may be performed for several reasons, such as recession defect management, orthodontic issues, or tongue-ties (ankyloglossia). It is usually performed with a soft-tissue laser, which often eliminates the need for freezing and stitches.
TMJD stands for temporal mandibular joint disorders. The temporal mandibular joint (TMJ) is the joint between your jaw and skull. Pain or disfunction in this joint can be caused by a variety of conditions, including trauma, stress or clenching, improper bite, and degeneration of the joint.
We will examine your jaw, teeth, facial muscles, and skull, and may also take x-rays of your jaw joint. Treatment modalities for TMJD include bite splints (nightguards), anti-inflammatories, muscle relaxants, and physiotherapy or massage therapy.
Cuspid exposure is a minor surgical procedure that uncovers an impacted tooth (a tooth that did not break through the gums). Cuspids, also called canines, are often impacted. However, other teeth may also require surgical exposure.
In most cases, we will attach a small orthodontic “button” to your tooth to help pull the impacted tooth into position. The procedure can be performed under local anaesthetic or sedation if required.
The tooth can usually be brought into proper position with orthodontic treatment. However, additional treatment or surgery may be required if the tooth does not respond as expected.
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