A frenectomy is a minor oral surgery procedure that treats lip- and tongue-ties. The small stretch of tissue connecting the lip to the gums and tongue to the floor of the mouth is called a “frenum.” At times, these muscular attachments are too short to enable proper oral function and development. Release or removal of a short frenum by a skilled oral surgeon ensures fast healing and optimal results for this delicate tissue.
Frenectomies are typically performed in pediatric patients. However, some adults benefit from this procedure as well. In children, we usually wait until the two front primary teeth have erupted before providing a lip frenectomy. Without treatment at any age, the risks of leaving a lip- or tongue-tie untouched include unwanted spacing between the two front teeth, risk of periodontal problems and oral pain or discomfort.
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