Here are some general guidelines of what to expect for frenectomy appointment day:

-Dr. Bhaumik/Office Team will review Wound Management Exercises and Physiotherapy Exercises with you

-Dr. Bhaumik will answer any questions or concerns regarding frenectomy with you

For Infants: you are welcome to bring your baby back into treatment room and lay your baby in the swaddle. At this point you will get an opportunity to ask any last minute questions and will be politely asked to step outside the treatment room. Dr. Bhaumik and 2-3 dental assistants will be performing the frenectomy procedure. Due to past experiences of parents fainting and how technique and time sensitive this procedure is, we do not allow parents to be present for infant frenectomies. You are welcome to watch the procedure from outside treatment room glass window but most parents choose to wait outside in patient lobby. Please note that the total working time under laser is 5 minutes but these 5 minutes are very emotional and stressful for the baby and parents. After the frenectomy you will get the opportunity to breastfeed/bottle feed in privacy. Please keep in mind that not all mothers experience immediate improvement in latch/feeding.

For Children and Adults: you are welcome to join us and watch the entire procedure. Please be advised that for children/adults- topical gel anesthetic and local anesthetic (injection) is sometimes used depending on the thickness of the frenum (tissue). If you have dental anxiety, it is not a good idea to be present to witness this procedure.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding what to expect day of frenectomy, please give our office a call!

Dr. Bhaumik is a Chrysalis Orofacial- TOTS trained professional. One of our practice goals is to get each team member TOTS trained by 2020.