A frenectomy is a simple surgery that involves the removal of one or more frenum from the mouth. A frenum Is a piece of connective tissue that attaches one surface of the mouth to another. If the frenum's attachment is too low, they are usually removed on infants and young children because they can impair mouth function. Sometimes frenum is referred to as 'tongue ties' or 'lip ties.'
There are several improvements of frenectomy in terms of quality of life:
It helps in reducing oral discomfort.
It improves facial appearance.
It improves bite functioning.
It enhances your self-confidence.
Frenectomies are safe and common procedures performed with a soft tissue laser that gently cuts the connective tissue, allowing it to heal normally and restore function to the mouth. If left untouched, the frenum can cause problems with speaking and eating with adults and can even lead to speech impediments. If removed as a child, the mouth will continue to develop normally, and no other procedures should be needed. While this procedure involves cutting the frenum, it is relatively painless for the affected infants and children.schedule an appointment today at 561.276.6684