What is a frenectomy?
A frenectomy is the the removal of a muscular tissue that goes from the lip or cheek to the gums. The tissue is called a frenum.
Why would I need it removed?
The frenum is removed if it forms between two teeth and prevents the gap between the teeth from closing. A frenectomy can be part of an orthodontic treatment plan. Once this tissue is removed the space or diastema can be closed predictably.
How is a frenectomy performed?
The frenum can be removed surgically or with a LASER.
Will it hurt?
It will be similar to having a tooth removed. The gums will heal in a couple days.
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