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Frenectomy

What is a Frenectomy?

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A frenum is a fold of tissue on the inside of the mouth. Frena (the plural of frenum) are found under the tongue, between the upper two front teeth and on the sides of the gums. In a frenectomy procedure one of these folds of tissue is removed. A frenum actually does not have a purpose, so removing one of them will not result in the loss of function. When a frenum is in the wrong place or is too tight it can cause complications. A maxillofacial surgeon can perform a frenectomy in order to fix this problem.

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