A frenectomy is a simple but effective soft tissue treatment that will give the lips and tongue a full, natural range of movement. Our surgical specialists perform two kinds of frenectomies—the lingual frenectomy and maxillary labial frenectomy. During a lingual frenectomy, we numb the tongue before making an incision to detach the tongue from the floor of the mouth. With the maxillary labial frenectomy, we first numb the area of the upper lip and upper gums before removing the connecting frenulum. After either procedure, we stitch up the incision and allow it time to heal. Both can generally be performed very quickly and will allow you or a loved one to enjoy normal daily activities without further pain, worry, or difficulty!
If you’re ready to experience the benefits of a procedure like this, or to provide them to a loved one, request a consultation with one of our doctors. They’ll take the time to ensure you fully understand the condition and treatment options before recommending any procedures. That’s the kind of personalized care you can always expect from our periodontal practice.