A frenulum is a little-known part of the body. It is a small piece of tissue that connects one part of your mouth to another. If you or your child has a frenulum that is very short or thick, there may be a problem with speaking clearly or eating properly. The clinical name for this problem is ankyloglossia and it is more commonly known as tongue tie.
The solution to this problem is a treatment by our dentists called a frenectomy. During this procedure the frenulum is removed to allow for better movement or even oral development. For example, in a labial frenectomy the dentist removes the tissue that attaches the upper gums to the lips, which can prevent gum recession or even a gap in the front teeth. Aside from the cosmetic benefits of a labial frenectomy, this can make dentures easier to wear for some patients.
A frenectomy is an out-patient procedure that is done in our office in a single visit. If you or your child need a frenectomy in Woodland Hills, California, our dentists can help. Our team will make sure that you or your child is comfortable during your visit and will make use of the latest dental technologies to perform this procedure and ensure a speedy recovery. To schedule your appointment with Dr. Homayoun H. Zadeh, Dr. Ali Zadeh, Dr. Sara Tanavoli or Dr. Karen Wager, call Brighton Periodontal & Implant Dental Group at 818-703-7733 and talk with a member of our team.