Most people are born with two frenulum – the tissue that connects your upper lip to your upper gums above your front teeth, and the tissue that connects your tongue to the floor of your mouth. Sometimes, a frenulum develops improperly and can be problematic for a person's oral function. When the lower frenulum is attached too far forward on the tongue, it can make eating and speaking difficult. When the upper frenulum develops too low, it can cause a gap between the upper front teeth.
Fortunately, our office offers treatment for both of these issues in the form of a frenectomy procedure. A frenectomy is a short procedure designed to remove the frenulum or reposition it in a better spot to improve oral function. The technique and results for your frenectomy will depend on which of your frenulum requires treatment. We encourage you to contact our office for an appointment to learn more. You can also watch the videos below to hear more about the patient experience at our office.