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Independence Dental Associates, LLC | Frenectomy in Hackettstown

Independence  Dental  Associates,  L.L.C.

Richard J. Cleave,

General Dentistry, Implants,
 IV Sedation, Oral Surgery,
 Moderate IV Sedation Permit # 034

  Dr. Tiffany P. Chen
New Jersey Speciality Permit #06777

915 County Road 517 # 23 
Hackettstown, NJ 07840
(908) 852-2215

[email protected]

We Are A Comprehensive Full
Service Dental Facility.
Call Us For An Appointment Today.
You Will Be Happy You Did!



A frenum is a muscle attachment that is positioned too close to a tooth or the supporting tissue near a tooth.  The frenum close to a tooth can cause a space, also called a diastema, between the two teeth where the frenum is growing too close.  An ill placed frenum can also cause a gum defect called a muco gingival defect which decreases the amount of keratinized attached gingiva and then the teeth show more root structure, abrasiion of the root can occur leading to the need for either connective tissue grafting or grafting of only the keratinized attached gingiva.  The doctors at our office will point these defects out to you and will suggest the proper treatment for this condition.

Our office does frenectomies with a diode laser.  The laser is used becuase it is much more kind to the tissue being treated without any significant bleeding.  Laser treatment also allows for an increased healing response.