The frenum (frenulum) is a small tissue fold, which connects the inside of the upper and lower lip with the gum in the area between the two upper or lower teeth in the jaw, respectively. There is also a frenum that connects the tongue to the floor of the mouth. This is called a lingual frenum.

In some cases patients are born with highly-attached or shorter than normal frenula, which can lead to a number of complications – distance between two central incisors (diastema), recession of the gum in the area of the neck of the central incisors(gingival recession) . In short or low-attached frenula (plural of frenum) of the tongue, disorders in the speech, nutrition and normal movement of the tongue occur.

Dental frenectomy is applied both to the frenum of the tongue and to the frenum of the lips. It consists of extending the short frenum by removing part of it in a designated place. The manipulation is a small surgical operation, which is performed under local anesthesia using a scalpel or laser. In dental scalpel frenectomy, a suture at the site of the surgical wound is done, while with a laser frenectomy, this is not necessary. The dental frenectomy is carried out in the dental office, it does not take long and the period for full healing of the surgical wound is about 5-7 days.

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