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No matter what oral healthcare concern our patients come to us with, our clinical team is dedicated to ensuring as comprehensive and diverse an offering of essential procedures are available as possible.
A Frenectomy - also known as a frenotomy - is a minor surgical procedure which involves the removal of excess or disruptively positioned tissue in the oral cavity. A frenum is the name given to the soft tissue that connects the muscles of the cheeks and lips to the gums and flexible tissues of the mouth. There are three frenums located in the mouth – one under the tongue connecting to the floor of the mouth, and two connecting the upper and lower lips to the gums.
An overly short, tight, or pronounced frenum between your upper or lower lip and the gum can cause spacing between the teeth (often very noticeable in the upper front teeth), contribute to gum recession, and even interfere with routine oral hygiene procedures. Whereas a short, thick, or tight frenum connecting the tongue to the mouth can prohibit the normal range of movement of the tongue, which can have an impact on speech and normal oral functions such as swallowing.
A Frenectomy is a simple, straightforward procedure which offers enormous benefit to the patients who require it, and which can usually be completed in as little as 5 to 10 minutes with one of Truly Dental’s highly experienced and specialised surgical dentists.