What Is Frenectomy?
- A frenulum is a naturally occurring muscle attachment. Normally, a frenulum is between the front upper or lower teeth, and it attaches the inner aspect of the lip to the gum tissue.
- Although the frenulum is a muscle attachment it serves no functional purpose.
- The frenumlum can also be located under the tongue. If it attaches in the wrong place it can result in a person becoming “tongue tied”.
- Too large of a frenulum can contribute to gum recession. An excessively large frenulum can prevent teeth from coming together during orthodontic treatment.
- A Frenectomy is a simple procedure that eliminates the frenulum, and its harmful affects to the mouth.