Frenectomy

Frenectomy Surgery in Oxford and Lake Orion, MI

A frenulum is a tiny wing of tissue, and you have several of these structures in your mouth. Sometimes frenula become problematic, and then a surgery called a frenectomy is needed. In a frenectomy, the frenulum is surgically incised or cut to help relieve tension.

Common frenectomies include lingual frenectomy and labial frenectomy. In a lingual frenectomy, the frenulum beneath your tongue is incised. This frenulum runs from the underside of your tongue to the floor of your mouth. If a patient is experiencing ankyloglossia (tongue-tied), a lingual frenectomy can permit free movement of the tongue.

A labial frenectomy incises a frenulum connecting the lips and gums. This procedure is performed to allow dentures to fit properly. A labial frenectomy may also be done in some cases of gum recession and to aid in orthodontic treatment.

For expert frenectomy surgery and other oral and maxillofacial surgery needs, please call us at (248) 969-9500 (Oxford) and (248) 393-1888 (Lake Orion) right away.