The frenulum is a small piece of tissue that helps guide motion in the mouth in two places: under the tongue and above the upper front teeth. The upper frenulum attaches your upper lip to the gums between your two front teeth, and the lower frenulum connects your tongue to the floor of your mouth. When the upper frenulum attaches to a spot too low on the gums, it can cause a gap in your teeth. When the lower frenulum is connected too far forward on the tongue, it can cause speech, eating, and breathing problems.
A frenectomy is designed to eliminate any issues that a problematic frenulum may be causing. Your specific procedure will depend on which frenulum is causing you trouble. Typically, your oral surgery can disconnect your upper frenulum from the gums so that the gap in your teeth can be closed. The lower frenulum can be adjusted so that you have a wider range of motion with your tongue and can speak and eat better. Learn more about the treatment experience and benefits by watching the testimonials below!