HiDent Oral Care Dental Clinics
Ahmedabad
227 - Akshar Arcade, Opp. Memnagar Fire Station , Nr. Vijay Cross Roads, Navrangpura, Ahemdabad-380009,Gujarat,India
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Gandhinagar
138-Radhe Square, Opp. Pramukh Arcade / Cool Point,
Reliance Cross Roads, Kudasan, Gandhinagar-382421 l Gujarat l India
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High Frenum Attachment-Tongue Tie

What Is It?

A frenum is a fold of tissue in the mouth. Frenums are found between the upper two front teeth, under the tongue, and on the sides of the gums. A frenectomy is a procedure to remove one of these folds of tissue.

A frenectomy is done when a frenum is too tight, in the wrong place or otherwise causes problems.

Tongue-tie (ankyloglossia) is a condition present at birth. Some people have a tight frenum under the tongue. This may prevent the tongue from moving freely. The condition is called tongue tie or ankyloglossia. Tongue tie may interfere with feeding in infants. Later, it can cause problems as a child learns to talk.The teeth may not be able to come in, or there may be a gap between them.

Less often, a frenum inside the lower lip may pull the gum away from the lower front teeth (incisors). This may result in gum problems.

A frenum also can interfere with the fit of a denture. This may occur anywhere in the mouth. However, it is seen more often on the sides of either the top or bottom jaw.

Procedure

 

The procedure can be done in the office under local anesthesia. A surgeon can use a scalpel or a laser to remove a frenum. While a laser produces less bleeding, it can't always be used. In some cases, stitches are needed.The surgery can be done in as little as 10 to 15 minutes.

Surgery may be frenectomyor frenoplasty

Follow-Up

A frenectomy generally heals without problems and with little pain. It usually helps to take over-the-counter nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, such as ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin and others). Rinsing with salt water helps keep the area clean. Brush and floss carefully around the area. Depending on the type of stitches your surgeon uses, they may need to be removed or may dissolve on their own.

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Periodontist & Dental Implantologist

Dr. Falgun Acharya is a registered specialist in dental implants and periodontic care.

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