A frenulum is a piece of string-like tissue that can prevent an organ from moving freely. There is a frenulum that attaches your upper and lower lip to the gums, while another connects with the underside of the tongue with the floor of the mouth .
A frenulum that is too short or thick, can cause problems in speech patterns and tooth misalignment. When the frenulum disrupts movement, growth or development, corrective action is necessary to resolve the situation.
A frenectomy is a minor surgical procedure that is performed in our dental office. It can be performed easily with a laser (or electrosurge) and takes less than 15 minutes. There will be very little bleeding and stitches are not required. A laser also results in less postoperative discomfort and a shorter healing time.