Gum and bear it?
February 7, 2007 3:30 PM Subscribe
My tooth doc suddenly urges me to get a frenectomy. Cause for suspicion? I like my dentist, who's skillful and friendly, but sometimes I get the feeling he's a bit too enamored of getting the latest gizmos and practicing trendy procedures.
posted by rob511 to health & fitness (14 answers total)
A little background: I've always had lots of plaque in my lower middle teeth, but not much gum damage. Now the dentist wants to sever and reattach the frenum there to reduce the pull on my gums, and urges me to have this done within two months. He never mentioned this concern before. He's quoted me a fee of about $250 (US), and says it's a quick, relatively painless procedure.
I don't know much about frenectomies. Googling has revealed little apart from dental q+a sites, so I'm asking in the green. Should I get a second opinion? Anybody care to comment, either about my dentist or the op itself?