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Are you suffering from your tongue/lip being

attached to the soft tissue in your mouth

What is a Frenectomy?

A frenectomy is performed to remove soft tissue (frenum) which is restricting the movement of another organ. Frenectomys can be performed on both adults and children.


Types of Frenectomy

Lingual Frenectomy – This frenectomy refers to the removal of soft tissue attached to the tongue
Labial Frenectomy – This frenectomy refers to the removal of soft tissue attached to the lips – and can be quite a common treatment for patients undergoing periodontal, orthodontic, denture treatments
A frenectomy can also be performed to remove soft tissue that is attached to the gingival tissue (between two teeth)

Lingual Frenectomy

This type of frenectomy is used to treat patients who have the condition called Ankyloglossia, or more commonly referred to as: “tongue tied”.
This condition can severely reduce the mobility of the tongue as well as affecting:

Speech
Eating
Oral Hygiene
Development of the upper jaw
Swallowing
Children who have this condition can develop an “open bite” which would require orthodontic treatments to rectify in later life

Labial Frenectomy

This type of frenectomy is often used to treat orthodontic patients to assist with closing a front tooth gap.
The labial frenulum often attaches to the upper and centre lip between the two upper front teeth which can cause:

A large gap between the front teeth
Gum recession

I think I need a Frenectomy?

If you think you may require a frenectomy, please do not hesitate to arrange your free consultation today. We will examine your current condition, listen to your needs, and we will discuss the most suitable options with you.

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