A frenulum is a tethering of the tissue between the lip and the upper teeth. Everyone has a muscle attachment (frenum) that connects their lips to their gums.
Normally, they are all thin and highly elastic, allowing free movement of our lips and tongues. Occasionally a frenum might be exceptionally short, thick, or tight, or may extend too far down along the tongue or the gum.
A frenectomy is performed to remove soft tissue (frenum) which is restricting the movement of another organ. This is a small procedure that can easily be performed under local
This type of frenectomy is often used to treat orthodontic patients to assist with closing a front tooth gap. Patients who have undergone frenectomy have experienced