Frenums are bands of muscle tissue attaching one soft tissue of the mouth to another. For example, the band of tissue connecting your tongue to the floor of your mouth and the band of tissue connecting your upper and lower lip to your gums. A frenectomy is a surgical procedure done when one of these bands needs to be loosened or removed.
There are two common frenums that are known to cause problems. These are:
If you’re in our office to receive a frenectomy, rest assured that Dr. Jenkins is very experienced and compassionate. You will receive anesthesia to take care of any pain and anxiety. Dr. Jenkins will then use a scalpel to remove the frenum. It’s quite a simple procedure, usually only taking about 20-30 minutes to perform.
If you’d like to learn more about receiving a frenectomy, please call Littleton Implants & Periodontics, located in Littleton, Colorado. Your comfort and dental health are both important to us.
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