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How Long Does a Frenectomy Take to Heal?

Done in a single visit, a labial frenectomy helps improve the quality of your dental health and your smile. Dr. Amin Samadian, a professional dentist in the San Francisco area, focuses on aesthetic and implant dentistry. With his cutting-edge technology and affordable financing options, Dr. Samadian makes it possible for anyone to have a great smile and even better dental health. If you are interested in improving your smile and dental health do schedule a consult with Dr. Samadian. 

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What Happens During a Frenectomy?

Labial frenum refers to the tissue fold that connects the top lip to the gums of the upper jaw. Another frenum is found connecting your tongue to the lower jaw. Their presence improves both our appearance and dental health.  

However, sometimes, the frenum happens to be thicker than normal or have abnormal changes. This can cause pain and even ongoing dental issues. Labial frenum abnormalities are also commonly linked to poor speech development in infants. This brings us to the importance of a procedure known as a frenectomy. It is important to know that there are two different types of frenectomy depending on which frenum causes you difficulties. Dr. Amin Samadian is a professional that specializes in dental health and dental aesthetics. Knowing that he is here to fix any issues linked to your labial frenum. 

During a labial frenectomy, Dr. Amin Samadian works towards any excess tissue from your lingual frenulum. This will make it possible for you to move your tongue more freely. Dr. Samadian will first examine your mouth and dental care. He will decide if you are a proper candidate for a labial frenectomy. Not to worry, a labial frenectomy is a quick and pain-free procedure that is done in one visit. Two methods can be used including laser surgery and traditional surgery. Dr. Samadian specializes in both methods and has a long line of satisfied patients on either end.  

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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.

What Our Patients Say About Us

*Individual Results May Vary


I could not recommend Dr. Samadian more – AND all of his staff, at that! No longer will I mind or be afraid of going to the dentist.


Very informative, patient and sensitive to your needs. Very focused, and desires to ensure it’s done properly the first time.

Take the Next Step

If you have questions about smile makeovers, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with ​Dr. Amin Samadian, proudly serving the East Bay Area, Orinda, Lafayette, Moraga, Piedmont, Danville, San Ramon, Alamo, Walnut Creek, Pleasant Hill, Concord, Oakland, Berkeley, and Brentwood, CA. You can count on him to help you make an informed decision. Call us at ​(925-254-2360) ​or fill out our convenient online contact form.








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