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.

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