A frenectomy is an oral procedure during which a frenum in the mouth is altered or removed with a laser. A frenum is an attachment between two soft tissues in the mouth, including the cheeks, lips, and gums. The two types of frenum are known as the labial frenum and the lingual frenum.
Benefits of Labial Frenectomy
The labial frenum is the tissue connecting the gum tissue between the two front teeth to the upper lip. If this frenum is located down too low on the gum tissue, a gap between the two front teeth can occur. It can also cause gum recession by lifting the gums off of the jawbone.
Benefits of a labial frenectomy include:
- Improves bite function
- Helps to reduce pain and discomfort
- Promotes self-confidence in children and teens by eliminating gaps in the smile
Benefits of A Lingual Frenectomy
The lingual frenum is the tissue connecting the underside of the tongue to the floor of the mouth. If the lingual frenum is located too far forward on the tongue, it can restrict tongue movement. If untreated, it can restrict a child’s ability to eat and speak properly. Lingual frenum, also known as being “tongue-tied,” can also impede an infant’s ability to latch during breastfeeding or eating from a bottle.
Benefits of a lingual frenectomy include:
- Improves appetite and eating in infants and children
- Improves speech function
At kidznTeenz we do the procedures under laser and our experienced hands Dr. Roshan Rayen and Dr. Hariharan would do wonders for your kids. For more information regarding frenectomies, contact KidznTeenz. Our children’s dental clinic is in Anna nagar and you are most welcome.