James T Jesse DDS
Lingual Frenum, Maxillary Labial Frenum,
What is a Frenectomy?
A frenectomy is simply the removal of a frenum, a muscular attachment between two tissues in the mouth. There are two type of Frena that can limit your mouths function.
When a frenum connects the tongue to the floor of the mouth. This can cause difficulty eating, swallowing and speaking.
Maxillary Labial Frenum
when a frenum connects the inside of your upper lip to your gums just above your upper two front teeth. This procedure is mostly done in the baby teeth years only if its causing the child pain. If the frenum is causing a gap between the two front teeth, the patient must have braces to close the gap before having a frenectomy procedure. This is due to the scar tissue created after the procedure, making it impossible to move the two teeth together.
, Maxillary Labial Frenum