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Frenectomy

A frenectomy or frenotomy is a procedure the modifies or removes soft tissue that connects the lip or the tongue to the gums.
This procedure is quite common especially in children and adolescents, and typically used to correct “Tongue-Ties” or “Lip-Ties”.

Inside your mouth there is a piece of soft tissue called a “frenum” that connects the lip or tongue to the gums. If it is too short, or too tight, this can cause gingival recession (gum tissue loss) leading to root exposure and tooth sensitivity of teeth in the area, or it can interfere with speech development as the child grows, or interfere tooth gap closure during orthodontic therapy.

BEFORE: Frenectomy
AFTER: Frenectomy
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