A frenectomy, also known as a frenotomy or frenuloplasty, is a procedure to fix an attachment of muscle and gum tissue to the upper or lower jaw. This procedure is done for the following reasons:
- These tissue attachments can cause spaces between the front teeth called a “diastema”
- They can tether the tongue down causing someone to be “tongue-tied” and make speech difficult
- They can make wearing removable partial and complete dentures difficult
The procedure involves removing or repositioning the tissue in a way that releases the attachment and prevents it from growing back.
Performing frenectomies and frenuloplasties using the Light Scalpel improves results, decreases post-operative discomfort and quickens healing.
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