A frenectomy is a procedure where an irregular frenum (pronounced free-num) is removed to help preserve oral health.
The frenum is the tissue that connects the gum to the lip — you can feel it when you put your tongue inside your upper or lower lip. A frenectomy is recommended for everyone with an abnormal frenum and is commonly corrected in babies and toddlers.
An abnormal frenum can cause:
- pain and chewing difficulties
- breastfeeding problems
- decay and bad breath
- speech issues
- difficulties brushing and flossing
- cosmetic problems
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