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Frenectomy

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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