WHAT IS A FRENECTOMY?
A frenectomy is the removal of the frenum, a piece of tissue that runs from the underside of the lip to the gum tissue.
WHY IS A FRENECTOMY PERFORMED?
When the frenum attachment is very thick and attached too close to the gum line, it can cause spaces between the teeth, and even gum inflammation. The abnormal frenum needs to be removed and/or replaced on the gum. Orthodontists often request this service because an abnormal frenum attachment can prevent spaces between the teeth from closing.