Frenectomy Surgery

Frena are muscle attachments connecting your gums, lip, and tongue. Sometimes, the way that the frenulum connects your gum to your upper or lower lip can cause cosmetic concerns or interfere with your oral health.

In these situations, we are likely to surgically remove it, with a procedure called frenectomy.

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Who’s a Good Candidate for a Frenectomy?

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Frena can vary in both length and thickness, but there are situations where a frenulum can cause difficulty. Typically, this procedure is best for patients who:

  • Have a high frenum attachment but don’t have an attached gingiva. This can cause gum recession.
  • Have a large frenum that prevents teeth from coming together. This can cause an unsightly tooth gap.
  • Have an abnormal frenum that could interfere with their orthodontic treatment. A frenectomy can lead to better orthodontic outcomes.

What to Expect from Treatment

A frenectomy is a simple procedure that can be done in a single visit. Recovery time is usually quick as well. We’ll sit down with you to discuss everything you need to know before the procedure.

Wondering If You’re a Good Candidate for a Frenectomy?

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Have any questions about what we can do for you? Looking to book an appointment? Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We’re excited to speak with you!

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