What to Do After a Frenectomy?
After your labial frenectomy expects to feel numb from the local anesthesia that was used. You will likely experience symptoms such as pain, light bleeding, and swelling. Blood can be seen in the saliva in the next two to three days whereas swelling usually lasts a bit longer. It is important to remember that these are all a part of our body’s normal reaction to surgery and healing. If you have any concerns about the surgery, do consult Dr. Amin Samadian who can answer all of your questions and more.
How Long Does a Frenectomy Take to Heal?
The recovery time after a routine labial frenectomy depends on the method of use. And so, laser frenectomy usually results in a shorter recovery time since the laser itself promotes faster healing. Nevertheless, both procedures deliver satisfactory results.
After one to three days, you will begin to notice a white patch form over the treated area. This is the first sign that your healing process has begun. Over the first week, the white patch continues to form while symptoms such as soreness, pain, and bleeding gradually decrease. During this time the stitches usually dissolve and fall out. Weeks two to four are when the healing patch starts to shrink. At the end of week four, the healing patch is completely gone and replaced with a newly shaped and positioned frenulum.