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What is a
A frenum is a small muscular fold that attaches two tissues together. The three main frena are the frenum connecting the bottom of the tongue to the roof of the mouth and the two frena that connect the inside of the upper and lower lips to the gums above the upper and lower front teeth.
These small folds limit muscle movements that may cause tissue damage. Sometimes, however, frena become too restrictive, resulting in difficulty eating and speaking, crooked teeth, or gaps in the teeth.
How is a Frenectomy Performed?
Here at Stansbury Dental Clinic, we understand that our patients and their children want to be comfortable and informed throughout the process of dental procedures.
We perform all frenectomies using a CO2 dental laser. This method is significantly less painful and invasive, eliminates the need for sutures, and quickens the recovery process. With the use of a CO2 dental laser, little to no bleeding is expected throughout the frenectomy procedure.
- Prevent tooth misalignments such as tooth gaps
- Increase ability to eat and speak comfortably.
- Prevent the need for expensive bite readjusment