Baby Tooth Extractions
Extractions may be needed if a child’s tooth becomes infected, decayed or for orthodontic treatment. This procedure includes numbing the area with local anesthesia. Then our oral surgeons will use an elevator to loosen the tooth out of its socket.
An impacted tooth occurs when the tooth it does not fully erupt through the gums. The most common teeth that are impacted are the canines and the wisdom teeth. Wisdom teeth are most often extracted. Canines are surgically exposed and an orthodontic bracket placed. This treatment is completed by working in conjunction with an orthodontist.
A frenectomy is a minor surgical procedure that separates the frenum, a connective muscle between two tissues in the mouth. There are two types of frenectomies: labial and lingual.
A labial frenectomy involves the frenum attaching the upper lip. If the frenum is too short or tight, it can cause a gap in the teeth or create an “open mouth posture” by limiting the movement of the lip.
A lingual frenectomy is completed if the tissue underneath the tongue is tight or short, restraining the tongue. This is commonly referred to as being “tongue-tied.”
If you have any questions about pediatric oral surgery in Marietta, Georgia, reach out to our office at 770-973-1738 and plan an appointment at Cobb Oral Surgery and Dental Implant Center.