Frenectomy, Tampa FL
A frenum is a small fold of muscle tissue that limits movement of the lip or tongue. Often this is located at the upper front incisors or under the tongue and if too prominent can limit tongue movement or even orthodontic movement. In severe cases the frenum can lead to a large “gap” in between the teeth or a restrictive “tongue-tying” effect.
A frenectomy removes the extra tissue attachment and allows for normal oral development again. This is always done with local anesthesia (numbing the site) but if you or your child are nervous about the procedure we can discuss sedation options.