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Frenectomy

Our downtown Windsor dentists may perform a frenectomy if the frenum tissue in the mouth is impairing oral function.

About Frenectomies

A frenectomy is a surgical procedure that eliminates the presence of a frenum in the mouth. A frenum is a muscular tissues found inside of the mouth beneath the tongue, or between the lip and the gum.

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Lingual Frenectomy

The lingual frenum connects the bottom of the tongue to the floor of the mouth. When this frenum extends to the tip of the tongue it can restrict the movement of the tongue, often called 'tongue-tied'.

If the frenum is preventing you from eating and speaking properly, your dentist can perform a lingual frenectomy to free the tongue and allow proper speech, swallowing and movement. Lingual frenectomies are also common for babies, when the lingual frenum is impairing their ability to breastfeed.

Labial Frenectomy

The labial frenum connects the gums to the inside of the upper lip. If it is too wide or long, this frenum may attach to the centre of the upper lip and between the upper two front teeth, extending to the front of the roof of the mouth. 

If the frenum is creating space between the two front teeth or pulling the gums off the bone, your dentists can perform a labial frenectomy to free the upper lip to eliminate the gap between the two upper front teeth or reduce gum recession.

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