East Texas Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery is pleased to offer labial and lingual frenectomies, specialized procedures that address issues related to abnormal frenulum attachments in the mouth. Frenectomies are performed to correct restrictive frenulums, which are folds of tissue that attach the lips (labial frenulum) or the tongue (lingual frenulum) to the gum or floor of the mouth.
Recognition of an abnormal frenulum can include symptoms such as difficulty with speech, breastfeeding, or proper oral hygiene. In infants, a tight or short frenulum can cause issues with latching during breastfeeding. In children and adults, it may result in speech impediments or limitations in tongue movement. Moreover, an abnormal frenulum can contribute to gum recession, gaps between teeth, or discomfort while speaking or eating.
Fortunately, at East Texas Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, our experienced surgeons perform frenectomies with precision and expertise. The procedure involves the removal or modification of the restrictive frenulum to allow for improved mobility and functionality of the lips or tongue. We utilize advanced techniques, such as laser technology, to ensure minimal discomfort and expedited healing.
Our team understands the impact that an abnormal frenulum can have on your quality of life and oral health. We are dedicated to providing compassionate care and personalized treatment plans for each patient. Our goal is to help you achieve improved speech, comfortable eating, and proper oral hygiene practices.
If you or your child are experiencing symptoms related to a restrictive labial or lingual frenulum, we invite you to schedule a consultation at East Texas Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Our skilled surgeons will evaluate your condition and recommend the most suitable treatment option, including frenectomy if necessary. Trust us to provide you with exceptional care and successful outcomes, ensuring a healthier and happier smile.